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, - 2 Smiths Gallery
Duluth, Georgia - Cherry Hollow Farm
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia - (770) 630-3827Fine Lines Art and Framing
Newnan, GA - 770.683.3463Spalding Nix
Atlanta, GA - 404-841-7777The Booth Museum
Cartersville, GA - The Boyd Gallery
Newnan, GA - 6783618909Vision Art Gallery
Atlantic Beach, NC - (252) 247-5550Recent Blog PostsBarn on the ByPassPosted on 3/10/2019 9:59:50 AMAutumn StrollPosted on 2/24/2019 10:34:35 AMBy the TracksPosted on 2/15/2019 1:56:49 PMSleepytime SeriesPosted on 1/24/2019 10:26:06 AMHay BalesPosted on 10/25/2018 9:49:15 AMWorking it Out.Posted on 9/8/2018 7:02:04 AMMinimalist Painting: Doing More with Les...Posted on 5/27/2018 10:21:25 AMGulf ViewPosted on 4/4/2018 11:39:41 AMOvergrownPosted on 11/14/2017 4:34:30 PMContemplating a plein air effort in the ...Posted on 7/28/2016 12:09:44 PMBiography
It has taken me 10 years of painting to discover why I do what I do, and why I am drawn so strongly to the imagery I represent.
I grew up in a small town outside of Atlanta, at a time when the suburbs of Atlanta were still “out in the country.” I was fortunate to spend many weekends with my grandparents in rural Georgia, where the woods and old rusty cars and tractors were my playground. Today, when I see the rusting memorabilia of the rural south, I feel a deep sense of nostalgia.
This imagery is inspiration for my creative expression, although it actually originates from a time in which I never actually lived: A time when working the land was part of our daily survival, and the automobile was both a new modern convenience and an exciting new art form. Remnants of this life are rapidly becoming extinct, as it is only a matter of time before those rusty cars are completely disintegrated back into the earth. As a nod to my childhood memories as well as the passing of time, I want to preserve Southern American life in its current state of decay... “landscapes of rust.”
I use my plein air work as a way to “capture a feeling.” I use my camera to record a moment. Back in my studio I like to combine these into large scale paintings of those things I wish I could keep forever... old signs, decaying building, old cars, trucks and tractors, and beautiful rural landscapes. My paintings are my memories, and accordingly, some of my paintings take the angle of a child’s viewpoint; lower to the ground.
My wife, Julie, and I spend our vacations and summers traveling the United States in search of those places that still exist in my memory.
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