My first Gallery was in Tulsa, OK in 1997, and it was titled "Mother Tongue". I wasn't an artist at the time, rather an ex jock, football player and coach who wanted a new life and Mother Tongue gave me that life. The gallery lasted two years, but taught me so much about who I was so I decided to move to Los Angeles.
In my first studio in L.A. (my brothers garage) I found my color sensibilities, explored paint and textures on uncommon objects. I recycled canvas and it was two years later that I stretched my first. Without a formal art education, I was free to explore art "my way".
For the next 10 years I have found work as a graphic designer, teacher, carpenter, and bartender, while moving around the US. My studio's evolved, and I found more finish as an artist. Organically I picked up a digital camera and started exploring art through the lense.
In 2007, I went back into football working a 4 year hitch with the Atlanta Falcons. Retired again from football and 15 years after "Mother Tongue", my first exploration of art. Today I am getting back to doing what I am truly passionate about... being creative and all the things that come with that focus.