I grew up in Blue Ridge,GA, in the North Georgia mountains. After graduating from high school and spending two years in the U. S. Navy, I attended the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After graduating from college, I entered the commercial art field where I worked for thirty-seven years.
   I enjoy working in three mediums--oils, watercolors and pastels--doing landscapes, flowers and still-life paintings. My inspiration comes from the beauty displayed in God's creation of a beautiful sunset, flower or landscape.
    I also teach watercolor workshops in Thomaston and have had several one-man shows at Callaway Gardens and in Thomaston.
    I work in my home studio in Thomaston, GA. My wife, Barbara, and I have three married children and seven grandchildren. We are members of the First Baptist Church in Thomaston where we are active in the music and counseling ministries.