“It is like being lost in a jungle,” Dr. Mirzakhani said, “and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks — and with some luck you might find a way out.”


my mind moves in the cool muck

at the bottom of a dark and tan creek

slipping through

mud molds my thoughts into holes

they collapse as I withdraw 

pulling up roots to wear as a wig

stripped I splash about

in colored light biting the edge 

as shadows bend to my vision's  

rugged resistant embrace

of stone pried and plucked from suspension 

plumes of sediment bloom downstream

I chase after a billowing liquid cloud

expanding in a pool 

then riffles rocks and gone






2018 Leland Town Hall, Leland NC, (March 3 to April 3)

2018 Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland NC, (February 2 to March 2)

2016 Semans Gallery, Durham Arts Council Building, Royal Center for the Arts, Durham

2016 Aloft Hotel, Raleigh NC, June through August 

2015 EMERGE Gallery, Greenville NC

2015 Wilmington Art Commissions ACES Gallery, Wilmington NC

2003 Gallery 825, Paintings, LA, CA 

1997 Mondavi Center, Paintings, Costa Mesa  CA 

Studio Fire, WORKS ON FIRE, Baltimore Maryland

1993  Plume St. Gallery, Paintings/Drawings, Norfolk  VA

1993 Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD

1992 Glen Echo Gallery, Works on Paper, Glen Echo  MD

1990 Galley X, Paintings/Drawings, Charlottesville  VA

1990 Castalia Gallery, Paintings/Drawings  Washington DC


2018  Immersed In Abstraction, A national Juried Show, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetville, NC

2018 Contemporary South, a survey of southern art, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

2018 Schwa Show: A National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2017 of the Earth, Wilmington International Airport, NC (Nov. 17 to Feb. 27)

2017  SCOPE 17',visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

2017  North Carolina Annual Artist Exhibition, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Raleigh NC (exhibition catalog)

2017 FALC, 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Cary NC

2017  Wilmington Art Association's Annual Juried Show, HBCAC, Wilmington NC (award)

2017  On The Wall, A National Juried Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2017 Schwa Show: A National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC 

2016 artSPARK, Morning Times, Raleigh NC 

2016 Greenville Museum of Art Biennial Juried Show, Greenville NC

2016  FLIGHT, Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington, NC

2016 Schwa Show: A National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC 

2016  Expo 2016, Ocean Plastic, a poem, Wilmington NC, (on going)

2016  525,600 MINS, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury NC, (May-Sept.3)

2016  Wilmington Art Associations 34th Annual Juried Show, Wilmington NC

2016  MEDIA!: Visual Art Exchange Gallery, Raleigh NC

2016  Anything Goes, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2016 Silver Arts, theArtWorks, Wilmington, NC (2nd prize)

2016 artFALL, CAC, Wilmington, NC

2016  ABSOLUTELY ART: Davidson County Community College, Lexington NC (Jan.-May)

2015 North Charleston City Hall, North Charleston SC

2015 PASTE, PAPER, SCISSORS, ACES Gallery, Wilmington NC

2015 artFALL, Community Arts Center, Wilmington NC (2nd Place)

2015 artSPARK, Morning Times, Raleigh NC 

2015 Wilmington Art Associations 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Wilmington NC (Joe Handlan Memorial Award)

2015  NC Artist Exhibition, Betty McCain Gallery, Raleigh NC

2015  ON THE WALL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC (Second Prize)

2015  FALC, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Cary NC

2015 Instructors Exhibition, Leland Cultural Arts Center, Leland NC

2014  Craven Gallery, Bank Of The Arts Juried Show, New Bern NC

2014  ArtExposure Gallery, Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Juried Show, Hampstead NC

2014  Cameron Art Museum, State Of The Art, Art Of The State, Wilmington NC

2014  MC Erny Gallery, Hues of Juxtaposition, Three Artists, Wilmington NC

2014  ArtExposure Gallery, Group Show, Hampstead NC

2014  Wilmington Art Associations 32nd Annual Juried Show, Wilmington NC (Third Prize)

2014  The Art Factory, Collage Takes Flight, Wilmington NC

2002  I-5 Gallery @ The Brewery, Small Works,  LA CA

2002  Co-Op Editorial, New Works, Venice CA

2001  Boarder’s Books, New Works, LA CA

2001  Gallery 825, Angels, LA CA

2000  Gallery 825, Rock, Paper, Scissors, LA CA

2000  Gallery 825, Alternative Perspectives, LA CA

2000  Gallery 825, Shock of the New, LA CA

1999  I-5 Gallery @ The BrewerySmall Works, LA CA

1999  A.G.C.G., On Site at the Gate, San Pedro, CA

1999  Gallery825, Color of Beauty, LA CA

1999  Gallery 825, New Works, LA  CA

1998  Gallery 825, Annual Juried Show, LA  CA

1998  L.A. Art Core Gallery, Los Angeles National Juried Show

1998  I-5 Gallery @ The Brewery, New Work, LA CA

1995  Maryland Center for the Arts, Regional Painters, Baltimore  MD

1995  McClean Center for the Arts, Strictly Painting, McClean  VA

1994   Piedmont Gallery, Paintings from the Piedmont, Charlottesville  VA (1st Prize)

1993  1708 Gallery, Annual National Exhibition, Richmond VA

1993   MD Federation of the Art Circle Gallery, National Contemporary Art

  on Canvas Biannual, Annapolis  MD (Second Prize, catalogue)

1993  MFA Gallery, National Art on Paper 1993, Annapolis  MD

1993  G.R.A.C.E. Gallery, 3rd  Annual Exhibition, Reston  VA

1993  D’Art Center Gallery, Mid-Atlantic Paintings, Norfolk  VA

1993   Riverside Gallery, Riverside Arts Fest. Exhibition, Bainbridge  GA

1992  Second Street Gallery, Invitational, Charlottesville  VA

1992  G.R.A.C.E. Gallery, 2nd Annual Exhibition, Reston VA

1992  606 Druid Gallery, Installations, Charlottesville  VA

1992  D’Art Center Gallery, 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Paintings, Norfolk  VA(Award)

1992  Piedmont GalleryPaintings from the Piedmont, Charlottesville VA

1991  Foundry Gallery, Invitational, Washington  DC

1991  1708 Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Richmond  VA

1991   Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh Annual Exhibition, McDonogh  MD, catalog

1991  Athenaeum Gallery, Annual Exhibition, Alexandria  VA

1991  Fells Point Gallery, 9TH Annual Exhibition, Baltimore  MD

1991  Sawhill Gallery, Select Paintings, Harrisonburg  VA

1991  Live Arts, Ten Painters, Charlottesville VA 


 M.F.A.  Indiana University, Bloomington IN

 BS Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS


The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC Regional Artist Project Grant, 2015-2016

2nd Place - artFALL, Annual Juried Show, Community Arts Center, Wilmington NC

2nd Prize - On The Wall, National Juried Show, Greenville NC 

Joe Handlan Memorial Award - Wilmington Art Associations 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Wilmington NC

3rd Prize - Wilmington Art Associations Juried Show, Wilmington NC

1st Prize - Painting In The Piedmont, Piedmont Gallery, Charlottesville VA

2nd Prize - National Contemporary Art On Canvas Biannual, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD

Finalist - Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Grant For Painting, NEA, Washington DC

Merit Award - 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Paintings, D' Art Center, Norfolk VA

Teaching Assistantship, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1984-1986 

1st Prize - Border Land Ceramics, University Of Kansas, Lawrence KS

2nd Prize - Kansas Ceramics, University Of Kansas, Lawrence KS

Outstanding Senior in Ceramics, University Of Kansas, Lawrence KS