I am a slack-jawed southerner, raised on the salt of the Atlantic foam by a shark’s tooth hunter and a mythmaker. My work is about combining shapes, patterns, moments and pauses that are derived from passive spaces, fleeting thoughts and changing winds. In a multi-disciplinary process of combining painting, drawing, collage and construction, my intent is to explore the aesthetic oppositions of rigidity +/- gesture and heed +/- neglect.
I have a BFA in fine art, BA in art history and a MFA in painting. I have taught college-level art and design courses for twelve years. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Art Foundations at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division where I am also a color theory Subject Matter Expert. Additionally, I am an Adjunct Instructor in the Art and Design Department at Monmouth University.