Born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1955, I have spent most of my life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I began fishing, beachcombing, sailing and operating a small motorboat when I was eight. And I have been exploring and studying the coast ever since.
My education includes a BFA from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, 1977, and a summer at the Santa Fe Workshops of Contemporary Art, 1976.
I speak a visionary language of deep ecology inspired by the natural history of the northern Gulf of Mexico and its disintegration at the hands of developers investing in sprawling overpopulation.
I employ several media in my drawings. Some are on paper which has been darkened by watercolor—usually alizarin crimson or pthalo green. Since Hurricane Katrina I have also been making black ink and prismacolor drawings directly on cypress boards cut from a tree that washed up in the hurricane. Since 2012 I am also darkening canvas with watercolor and drawing directly on this traditional surface after applying pastel ground.
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P.O. Box 1295
Gautier, Mississippi 39553
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