I have been painting and drawing as long as I can remember. My formal training began in the fourth grade at St. John’s Museum in Wilmington, NC under Hester Donnelly. Later I attended the College of Design at North Carolina State University where I studied art and design, earning a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Design degree in 1992. Over the past twenty-five years I have worked as a design and engineering instructor in the public-school system.

Expressionistic and painterly qualities are central in my work, stemming from an influence of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism. These qualities are conveyed primarily through color, composition, draftsmanship, and accented by evidence of the brush strokes. The subject of my work varies from landscape to still life to figure, though always derived from close observation of my surroundings. In my work I strive to portray the great diversity of beauty in the world. This can be through compositions that show familiar scenes in a new perspective or through subjects that do not readily appear beautiful.


1992    Bachelor of Design in Design – North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Outside In. Cary Town Hall, Cary, NC

2017    Uncommonplaces. Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel, NC

Group Exhibitions

2019   This and That Pop Up. 118 W Parrish St., Durham, NC

2019    Carved, Painted, Printed. ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC

2017    Wilmington Then and Now. Bellamy Mansion, Wilmington, NC

2017    LOCAL. Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington, NC

2016    6th Annual Eye of the Artist Juried Exhibit. Welborn Gallery, Yadkinville, NC

2016    59th National Juried Art Show. Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

2015    Contrasts: New Works by John Fennell, Trey Moore, and Michael Van Hout. ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC

2015    If it Fits, Mail It. ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC

2015    WAA’s 33rd Annual Juried Spring Art Show. Hannah Block Community Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Private Commissions

2022 Matt and Britt Thompson, Wilmington, NC. Portrait

2021 Matt and Britt Thompson, Wilmington, NC. Portrait

2021 Adam Beaudoin, Wilmington, NC. Animal Portrait

2020 Garrett Broyles, Raleigh, NC. Portrait

2020 C. Barbour Strickland, Greenville, NC. Landscape

2020 C. Barbour Strickland, Greenville, NC. Portrait

2020 W. Daniel Martin, III, Wilmington, NC. Still Life

2020 Corbin Clay, Wilmington, NC. Landscape

2019 Dr. Suneet P. Chauhan, Houston, TX. Landscape

2019 Jef Bates and Bob Millar, Brooklyn, NY. Landscape

2019 C. Barbour Strickland, Greenville, NC. Landscape

2018  Kelly Bodie, Chapel Hill, NC. Landscape

2018  Vickie Noonan, Wilmington, NC. Landscape

2017  Kristine Peterson, Wilmington, NC. Landscape

2015  John Ormond, Wilmington, NC. Portrait

2015  Leslie Pridgen, Wilmington, NC. Portrait

Publications and Media

“Courage to Create.” Leland Magazine. Volume 5 Issue 7. (April 2022): 4 – 6

Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “2020 Book on Business” (January 2020): 9, 42.

Observation and Problem-Solving.” Wrightsville Beach Magazine. Volume 20 Issue 8. (August 2019): 54 – 58.

“Betting the Horse Farm.” Love It or List It. HGTV. September 24, 2018. “Raleigh Rooftops” acrylic on canvas, “Broad River in January” oil on panel


2016 – Present, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland, NC

Gallery Affiliations

2017 – Present     Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, NC