- Are all of your paintings from where you live?
No, I travel around the country to obtain reference for a great deal of my landscape paintings.[Top of Page]
- Did you attend an art college?
Yes, I majored in illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and I have a masters degree in Fine Art from Marywood University.[Top of Page]
- Are your paintings plein air?
Most are paintings that I developed in the studio. Occasionally I'll paint plein air to loosen up or get out of a rut.[Top of Page]
- Do you have a dedicated space to paint?
Yes, I have a 600 sq. ft. building that sits about 20 ft. away from my house.[Top of Page]
- Where did you grow up?
Although I was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I grew up in Richmond, Virginia.[Top of Page]
- Do you teach workshops?
Yes, I often teach workshops in Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. In 2018 I taught my first workshop abroad in Ireland.[Top of Page]
- How often do you paint?
If I had my choice I'd paint all day everyday but realistically
I paint about three to four days out of the week. Weekends
are often dedicated to the family.[Top of Page]
- What's the hardest part of being an artist for you?
Gallery openings! All eyes are on you and your work. For me it's somewhat nerve racking to also be on display so to speak.[Top of Page]
- Do you take on commissions?
Yes, but I have been known to pass on a job to a friend if the project is better suited for another artist. There's no point in me taking on a commission that is not in my wheelhouse just for the sake of making a buck.[Top of Page]
- Do you ever paint figures?
Yes, but only for myself or close family. Portraiture work is not something that I like to take on as a job.[Top of Page]