I am originally from the southeastern United States. My early days were spent drawing and exploring the pine forests that surrounded my home. I studied art in Atlanta GA and Oakland CA, crossing the country many times by bus, train, and car. Scotland, the southern Appalachians, the Montana Rockies, and the Washington Cascades are all places I've called home; I also spent a brief period living in the 1930s. I divide my time between Asheville NC, and Oakland CA, yet I'm at home any place with mountains and trees.
The influences for my art include folk art and vintage illustration, as well as indigenous art and Renaissance paintings.