Many of my paintings reflect a key facet of my art, a love affair with the Australian wilderness that dates back to the 1970’s, when I spent a year exploring the entire continent in an old Volkswagen van.
I returned to art after a 26 year, defense-related career as a Marine helicopter pilot, intelligence officer, and systems analyst/project manager with SAIC. An Australian art critic and others convinced me to pursue art as a professional career, which I began in 2009. Soon after, I was inducted as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and have now been in numerous exhibitions at international, national, state and local levels. I have had four solo exhibitions since 2010, one of which was selected by Veer Magazine as one of the “Top Ten Visual Arts” events of 2011. I was very active in the art community of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia until moving to New Mexico in July 2012. I was one of the founding members of the Peninsula Watercolor Society, a Signature Member and Vice-President of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and have taught, given demonstrations, installed, and juried exhibitions in Australia, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, and Texas.
In 2013 I was selected as Artist-in-Residence for a special international exchange exhibition, Wide Bay/High Desert, between Las Cruces and Bundaberg, Queensland. My paintings and photographs have been featured in the Las Cruces Museum of Art and in various galleries around New Mexico. I was chosen by Las Cruces Magazine as one of the "59 Artists You'll Want to Meet." More information and an exhibition blog is under my News and Events and on my Facebook page.
My artwork can be found in private, institutional, and corporate collections world-wide and I have various commissions in progress at any given time. In addition to the Outback, subjects include those from my childhood in the Caribbean, visits with close friends/artists in Denmark, and other international travels. My primary medium is watercolor, but I have worked in oil and acrylic, sculpted, designed mobiles, illustrated children’s books, and painted a large mural. I am increasingly exhibiting my photographs in addition to my paintings. I prefer a realistic style to reflect the natural beauty of my subjects.