Autumn in the Smokys
About the Artist
My life as an artist began at the age of 6 with simple drawings that expanded to pet portraits and by 12 I sold my first oil painting. In high school, my art teachers created courses for me after I had taken all the school had to offer. While in the US Navy I made extra money doing portraits of the pilots flying their aircraft from photographs they provided me. After the service, I continued my graphic work while working for the local newspaper. My accident stopped all my work for six years. Then I picked up painting once again doing Louisiana Bayou's, pet, and people portraits. In 1997 I discovered weaving which has been my passion ever since! In 2007 I reproduced the Confederate Spanish Moss Saddle, creating the first one since the American Civil War. My work was placed into the 2009 Florida "Who's Who of Folk Artists". Living as a quadraplegic is tough, but each day is different and challenging and that makes it worth the effort!