About

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.

 

 

Education

North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Design, 1992

North Carolina State University, Master of Education in Technology Education, 1998

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Outside In, Cary Town Hall, Cary, NC

2017  Uncommonplaces, Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC

Group Exhibitions

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 Studio, Wilmington, NC

2015  If It Fits, Mail It, ACME Art Studio, Wilmington, NC

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

 

Private Commissions

2018  Vickie Noonan, Wilmington, NC, landscape

2017  Kristine Peterson, Wilmington, NC, landscape

2015  John Ormond, Wilmington, NC, portrait

2015  Leslie Pridgen, Wilmington, NC, portrait

 

Gallery Affiliations

2017 – Present     Horse and Buggy Press, Durham, NC