Greenwood, Mississippi (1954)
San Francisco Art Institute, BFA candidate 2016
My aspiration is that my paintings be personal expressions that succeed in responding to the mandate of art to enrich our lives. I seek the courage and conviction to find the beauty in truth as I approach my work and hope that the viewer finds enough satisfaction with the result to want to spend some time with it. I count as my influences Cezanne, Matisse, Sargent, and Freud; figurative painters who pushed the limits of the paint to make remarkable art from the seemingly commonplace.