My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift. I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor. We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.” They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses. Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.” Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness. It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.
My wife, Cathy, and I both grew up in Miami, FL. We then moved to Greensboro, NC, where I was an art teacher for 25 years. We raised two wonderful daughters who grew up surrounded by dogs and cats, along with horses, turtles, squirrels, chipmunks, birds, fish and more. Although we’ve spent many special times together, the most memorable were the trips when we spent time volunteering with animals; those had a lasting effect on all of us. This can be seen in my art and in one of our daughter’s career path, which she has devoted to animal rescue.
Cathy and I now live in the beautiful town of Brevard, NC. where in my sunlit art room I paint almost daily. In addition to Number 7 Arts Gallery, my work can also be found in Seven Sisters Gallery in Black Mountain, NC, and in the Christopher Park Gallery in Greenville, SC.