WVAA 7th annual competition wake visual arts gallery, Raleigh, NC April 30-June 1 1991

Center Gallery 6th annual juried show . The Arts Center, Carrboro. NC Sept.15-Oct. 11, 1991 Corporate purchase award

The Greensboro Artists League 21st annual Traveling Exhibit- Ward-Nasse Gallery 178 Prince St. New York, New york Sept.10-15, 1991
Greensboro Artist League Gallery, Greensboro, NC Sept 22-Oct11 1991. Honorable Mention Award

NC State Fair Annual Art Competition 1991 State Fair Grounds, Raleigh, NC Oct 14-21, 1991. Honorable Mention Award.

Community council for the Arts 1991 competitive exhibition. The Arts Center. Kinston, NC Oct. 20-Dec. 19 1991

April and Georges Wine Bar and Gallery Raleigh NC. Representatio Feb.-May 2003

Gray Gallery East Carolina University Campus 2004 Spring student exhibit Feb. 2004 Honorable Mention Award

Wake Visual Arts 15th annual New Show Raleigh, NC Sept 3-25, 2004

The Rebel Reject Manifesto, Mendelson Hall Gallery, ECU School of Art Building April 3-9 2005

Senior Solo Show, Borroughs-Wellcome Gallery ECU School of Art Building April 3-9 2005

April and George's Wine Bar and Gallery Raleigh, NC Solo Show, June 1-July 1 2005

Capital Fitness Raleigh, NC Solo Show/ Representation 2005

Over and Under Juried Show, Wake Visual Arts , Raleigh, NC July 2006

17th annual New Show , Wake Visual Arts, Raleigh NC Sept. 2006

Gallery A, Raleigh NC Solo Exhibit Oct-Nov 2007

311 Galleries W. Martin Galleries Raleigh NC Studio/Representation Oct 2007-Oct 2008

SL Gallery, Holly Springs, NC Solo Photography Exhibit Sept 2008

World Fine Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York Group Exhibit Sept 1-30 2009

Eclectic Intellectual Cafe, Zebulon NC Solo Exhibit Feb 2011-Feb 2012

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, having always exceeded in the visual arts, the soul follows it's particular muse.
Art to me is about exploration and discovery, whether it be of materials and methods, the external physical world or the internal world of subjective emotion. I consider myself a Formalist,Neo-Modernist still clinging to the idea of an autonomous intrinsic aesthetic of a work creating a instantaneous allure as a result of composition, interplay of color and texture. All the better should it have content. I am fascinated by linguistic and anthropological Structuralism, believing that all peoples share a common language and mythology, the exceptions to the rule being of even more interest. Some art speaks to some, some art speaks to all.
I have been actively engaged in creating all types of art, learning about art formally and informally, and exhibiting locally, regionally and nationally throughout my life receiving recognition and merit along the way.

Edinboro State University, Edinboro, Pa. Fine Arts, 1977-1978

University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Fine Arts, Architecture, Construction Management 1982-1987

East Carolina University, BFA in Painting and Drawing, 2003-2005
Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Anything Goes 2016 Juried Exhibit Oct 7-Oct 29 2016
311 Galleries. W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC, Squares, Juried Exhibit, First Place Award, Nov 1-Nov 31 2016
Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Little Treasures, Christmas Show, Dec 2016
311 Galleries and Studios, Raleigh, NC, Winner's Circle, Awarded group show. Feb. 3-Feb.25, 2017

Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Anything Goes 2017, Juried exhibit Nov. 3- Dec. 1, 2017

Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC. Little Treasures, Christmas Show, Dec. 10-Jan 25 2018
311 Galleries and Studios, Raleigh, NC. Squares , Juried exhibit Nov. 2-Nov. 28, 2016. First Place Award