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 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 German Expressionism, 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
2018 Outside In. Cary Town Hall, Cary, NC
2017 Uncommonplaces. Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel, NC
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
2019 Dr. Suneet P. Chauhan, Houston, TX. Landscape
2019 Jef Bates and Bob Millar, Brooklyn, NY. Landscape
2019 C. Barbour Strickland, Wilmington, 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
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
2017 – Present Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, NC