About the Artist, I attended college in Jamestown, NC. (Guilford Technical College). I moved to Charlotte, NC where I got my first opportunity working with the Stock Exchange, in their Mailroom. My location and skill set wasn't adopted there for numerous reasons I was out of my element. In 1980 I moved to New York and spent several months working in shops doing Portraiture. Where I received my first place award for painting a painting called "Musical Giants and painting Portraiture with Acrylics. I was structured well because I worked around greats, Gene Payne, James Rogers at Johnson C Smith University and many others. Today my style reflects the charm and beauty of the South as well as Heroic figures from the southern states.