Who I am

I grew up in the South, the second son of a second son and the youngest child of an only child. Artwork has been a part of my life ever since I can remember; my earliest memories are of watching my grandfather paint landscapes of his childhood home in Cherokee County, Georgia. He would make his own frames in his woodshop from lumber he would cut himself. Those memories of his creative process have shaped me as an artist more than anything else.

 

The only thing I have known longer than art is faith. I grew up in a preacher's family. Religion was never forced on my brother and sisters or me, but faith played an undeniable part in how we were raised. To say it hasn't bled into my art would be a lie.In all that I do creatively, I try to illustrate the passage of time and the patient movement of history, while also attempting to show the beauty that comes from destruction; redemption is always preceded by disaster.

 

Most recently, I have moved back into more concrete drawing and painting, using brighter colors and larger scale for greater visual impact and a more immersive experience for the audience.

 

For those interested in such matters, I received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia in 2006, concentrating in assemblage and pinhole photography. In 2013, I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky with a Master's of Divinity.