artist statement:

             I paint in a style that is similar to, but certainly not true photorealism. I am much more interested in creating work that is a synthesis of my own vision and sensibilities without the strict confinements of photorealism. I want to show a familiar object in an unfamiliar way, as something that has importance. I want the viewer to be engaged. That is my goal with every painting I create.

 

  education:

             BA Art Ed, East Central University, Ada, OK

 

exhibit info:

         2017 - Lovetts Gallery,  Mirror Mirror, Tulsa, OK

            2017 - Lovetts Gallery,  Red Exhibition , Tulsa, OK

            2016 - Lovetts Gallery, Cauldron , Tulsa, OK

            2016 - Art on the Blvd , Art and Words Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX 

            2016 - Lovetts Gallery, Fahrenheit 451, Tulsa, OK

            2015 - Lovetts Gallery, The Birds , Tulsa, OK

            2015 - Art on the Blvd , Art and Words Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX 

            2015 - Lovetts Gallery, Lollipop Guild, Tulsa, OK

            2015 - The Coca Cola Company, The Coca-Cola Bottle Art Tour: Inspiring Pop Culture for 100 Years,

                         Cape Town, Johannesburg, Milan, Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Bangkok, Syndey

            2014 - Art on the Blvd, Art and Words Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX

            2014 - Hunting Art Prize finalist, Houston, TX

            2013 - Elliott Fouts Gallery, The Still Life, Sacramento, CA

            2013 - Art on the Blvd, Art and Words Exhibit, Fort Worth, TX

            2012 - Lovetts Gallery, Live Wine Paint and Exhibit, Tulsa, OK

            2012 - Rising Gallery, Jordan Invitational, Dallas, TX

            2012 - Mason Murer Gallery, Refresh Part II, Atlanta GA

            2012 - Art Revolution Taipei 2012, Taipei City, Taiwan

            2011 - Elliott Fouts Gallery, The Still Life, Sacramento, CA

            2011 - Mason Murer Gallery, The Real Thing, Atlanta, GA 

            2011 - Lovetts Gallery, OK Mozart Invitational, Tulsa, OK

            2011 - Lovetts Gallery, Solo Exhibit and Live Paint , Tulsa, OK

            2010 - Keller Public Arts Program, 2 Person Show, Keller, TX

            2010 - Oxide Gallery, Spring Group Exhibit, Denton, TX

            2009 - Lovetts Gallery, Masters of Influence Invitational, Tulsa, OK

            2009 - Greater Denton Arts Council, Hidden Artists: Those Who Teach, Denton, TX

            2009 - Lovetts Gallery, Spring Perspective 2009, Tulsa, OK

            2008 - Diamond Newman Gallery, It's Not a Photograph, Boston, MA       

            2004 - Denton ISD Art Faculty Exhibit, Denton, TX

 

press:

"Kiss the Past Hello: 100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle",  Assouline Publishing

"Contemporary Painters", by Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden

Interview with Michael Corbin

"The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector's Journal ", Michael Corbin, art collector and author

 Lines and Colors review, Charley Parker

Art & Critique review, Elijah Shifrin

Interview with Jeff Hayes /State of the Art