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I am a visual artist and poet living in Bienville National Forest in Central Mississippi where I paint, draw, sculpt and write.

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BIOGRAPHY

I was born in Leland, Mississippi and I grew up in Bienville National Forest near Morton, Mississippi until I graduated from Morton Public High School. I then furthered my college education at Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, where I received and Associate of Arts degree in theological studies. I then transferred to Southern California College (now Vanguard University of Southern California) in Costa Mesa, California, where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature. I have spent the greater portion of my adult life as a medical education librarian at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. I also have worked in the public library systems in both Hinds and Rankin counties in Mississippi.

TECHNIQUE

I started painting in 2005 and I am self-taught. My paintings are created in acrylic pigments. I also use mixed mediums of sculpting plaster, paper, stone, wood, etc. on canvas as raised relief artworks. The themes of my paintings are a mix of realism, abstract and non-objective methods. I also write poetry and assign a poem to each painting that I create. I love the convergence of language and visual images-infusing the works of art with metaphor and symbolism.

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

2007 Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS

2009 G. Chastain Flynt Memoiral Library in Flowood, MS

2010 Morton, Public Library in Morton, MS

2010 Brandon, Public Library in Brandon, MS

2012 Staffers Employment Agency in Jackson, MS

2013 Municipal Art Gallery in Jackson, MS

2015 Staffers Employment Agency in Jackson, MS

2016 Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS

PUBLICATIONS

Articles have been written in three newspapers about my artwork. They appeared in the Scott County Times / Forest, Mississippi in January 2010, Clarion Ledger / Jackson, MS in February 2010 and the Northside Sun / Jackson, MS in August 2012.

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