M.F.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Philips Universitat Marburg, West Germany
B.A. Davidson College
I have had more than 150 one-person exhibitions in the United States, England, Peru, Portugal, and Canada, and my work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout this country and abroad.
Critic Donald Kuspit included my paintings in the first exhibition of contemporary American art presented in the former Soviet Union. My work can be found in more than 100 museum collections.
In 1999, I was given the North Carolina Award by the governor, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.
My paintings are built up in many layers, which are scraped off as they are being applied. Shapes and marks come and go as the painting develops to a hundred or more layers. The final outcome is the result of a process of discovery similar to the life experience itself.