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Born in the United States in Southern Virginia, I went to school in Baltimore, Maryland.
Living in the Baltimore area I was fortunate to have access to some great museums and libraries where my teenage mind flourished in an endless haze of arts and culture. After high school I opted for a less than traditional education and did a lot of traveling, spending 6½ years living in Athens Greece. 6 years in New Mexico, 2 years in central California, and 2 years in Panama City, Panama. While in Greece I studied icon painting, ancient art, history and archeology, I did a bit of oil painting on canvas, mainly images of Greek ruins. One night after having been agonizing over a painting of the Acropolis in Athens, I suddenly realized that I was doing nothing more than really bad tourist pictures. I took all of my oil paintings and went out on my balcony and burned them one by one on my barbecue grill. The burning of those paintings was one o…

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Born in the United States in Southern Virginia, I went to school in Baltimore, Maryland.
Living in the Baltimore area I was fortunate to have access to some great museums and libraries where my teenage mind flourished in an endless haze of arts and culture. After high school I opted for a less than traditional education and did a lot of traveling, spending 6½ years living in Athens Greece. 6 years in New Mexico, 2 years in central California, and 2 years in Panama City, Panama. While in Greece I studied icon painting, ancient art, history and archeology, I did a bit of oil painting on canvas, mainly images of Greek ruins. One night after having been agonizing over a painting of the Acropolis in Athens, I suddenly realized that I was doing nothing more than really bad tourist pictures. I took all of my oil paintings and went out on my balcony and burned them one by one on my barbecue grill. The burning of those paintings was one of the best days of my life. I was freed from the horror of doing traditional painting. I did not paint for two years. I finally found myself in California where I did a bit of the collage thing and started up with a completely new style of art that involved using water colours in a totally new way and jumping into the wild and wonderful world of acrylics. I have worked in pottery off and on for over 25 years creating everything from blue Delft style works to small figures, and incense burners. I have also fabricated an endless array of jewelry creations, using sterling, and virtually every material imaginable and a few unimaginable materials. I have also done a wide variety of beadwork and leather arts. After all of my travels it looks like I have finally settled now, in Ocean Springs, MS.

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