I grew up in Dallas, Texas and displayed a talent for art at an early age, but I did not begin to paint folk art until I moved to the rural area of Hillsboro, Texas which is 60 miles south of Dallas, Ft. Worth. I paint scenes from bygone days using canvas and brushes because I see beauty in the south and so I try to capture that beauty on canvas. I began painting black folk art because I like the simplicity and the q1uaintness of it...its rich history of Black America in the juke joints, the churches, the old country stores, the creek baptisms that have inspired me as an artist. Though I am not African American, I have an affinity for black folk art which is evident in my work.
Since my favorite America city is New Orleans of which I have visited, I also paint BAYOU art...art that celebrates rural life along the twisty ole bayous of southern Louisiana, using colorful palettes, my bayou art is infused with old shacks, swampy creeks and swampy swamps, wily gators, colorful birds and happy bayou folks.
I am pleased to say that I now have placed my paintings in fine homes in nearly every state in the union by discriminating collectors of fine folk art.