Lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
I was born in 1972 in Meridian, Mississippi, and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. For 16 years I was mostly feral: building a primitive cabin in the North Carolina mountains, drifting around the margins of the country, working itinerantly, living in my truck, and somehow earning a degree. I was devoted to rock and mountain climbing, river and ocean travel, and working as a wilderness educator.
While convalescing from surgery at age 40, I began drawing and then painting with vintage oils I found in my grandfather’s barn. Thanks to support from family and patrons, not to mention my own sheer stubbornness, making art is now a full-time vocation. I live and work on Lookout Mountain.