Welcome to my plein air journal. This is where you can keep abreast of my many plein air adventures. Here is where you’ll see all things paintable from elegant weddings in Charleston to the Blues Festival in Fargo.
Tomorrow evening from 6-8pm there will be a meet-the-artist reception at the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, North Carolina for Double Vision: Kinston and beyond, the third of artist Robert Rigsby’s and my Double Vision exhibitions. This show will include sixty-four pairs of paintings Robert and I have done, mostly while plein air painting side by side.
After growing up all over the globe, our family took root in North Carolina. Every place before this was never more than three and a half years. I began coloring in England, I began pastels in California, in the Philippines, my dad enrolled me in private oil painting lessons. In North Carolina, I picked up a pencil and never put it down. This led to a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA from Syracuse University, a 30+ year career in Minneapolis as an art director and graphic designer. Then it stopped. My mom in North Carolina got sick, and I got Carolina on my mind. In 2003 I moved in with her. God rest her soul, she made me crazy, so I started to paint. Now I have a career as a fine artist. It’s up to friends, patrons, and people like you to keep it that way. Be happy. Buy art made in the USA, preferably from me.