I was raised in the rural south and exposed to a lot of superstitions and paranormal phenomena indigenous to the culture. On several occasions when I was very young, I perceived the spirits of my deceased grandfather and great-uncle visiting me.
a teen, I was fascinated by the
supernatural and performing tricks of mental magic. It
was at this time that I discovered I was able to
dowse. I also began to experience involuntary
premonitions of future events. These premonitions have
continued throughout my life.
With all these experiences in my background, one might logically write me off as some new age crackpot. Nevertheless, I see all these experiences as having completely rational explanations which can be found in a deeper understanding of the subconscious mind. My art is all about delving into the subconscious in hopes of bringing about such an understanding.
artist who is my greatest inspiration is Paul Klee.
My current artwork is an investigation of religious symbols and dreams – which have been called " the windows into the subconscious."
& Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1963-66. Studied
with Ray Prohaska, noted illustrator.
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1970
MFA, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1972
Numerous Juried Shows in Washington, DC, Virginia and North Carolina, 1967 – 1974
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
“American Painting 1970” – Selected by Peter Selz
Solo Show, 1970
“Virginia Artists 1971”
Undergraduate Fellowship, 1969-70
Graduate Fellowship, 1970-71
University Of North Carolina at Greensboro
Graduate Assistantships, 1970-1972
1975 – 2015 I taught at several private schools in Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Explored a variety of styles and techniques including calligraphy, illustration, murals, and portraiture, but did not exhibit during that time.
Dummies, 2007, as well as other books on
art and four novels including The
Poughkeepsie Mystery, 2016, poughkeepsiemystery.com.
To see all my books, please visit riverflow.com