Working in the tradition of American landscape, I find inspiration in the pinewoods and meadows of rural Alabama. I walk daily, often the same route. The landscape always changes so there is plenty to see. Back in the studio, I create my landscapes from memory and imagination. Memory captures the magic; imagination fits the composition to the page.
With an M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, I served twenty-five years at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and ten years as professor of art and dean of arts and sciences at Georgia College, in Milledgeville, Georgia. I am now retired from academia. Drawings and paintings have appeared in dozens of juried, group and solo exhibitions, and are included in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, the Huntsville Museum of Art, corporate, university, and private collections. I contributed articles to American Artist, Drawing , and most recently, Artist's Magazine. My work is represented by Alan Avery Art Company in Atlanta.