I have been an active exhibiting artist since before completing my undergraduate degree, a BFA at Abilene Christian University. I went on to earn an MFA in painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying under James Eisentrager, a well known abstract painter in the Midwest and a distinguished teacher at the university.
I have been teaching art at the college level since 1985 and am currently Professor of Art at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Though I have taught many different courses over the years (some 25 to be exact), my current responsibilities include all levels of painting, all levels of ceramics, figure drawing, art history of the 20th century, and a course on professional practices in art.
Historically, my focus as an artist has been in the disciplines of painting and drawing, but since teaching responsibilities have kept me involved in ceramics, I have also assembled a significant body of ceramic work through the years. My paintings and drawings have been exhibited in over 70 competitive exhibitions and nearly 60 solo or group invitational exhibitions.
I was born in Dickinson, Texas and have lived in the state for all but three years of my life.
This website has been set up to share my current series of paintings and drawings.