EDUCATION: University of North Carolina MFA and BFA (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking)
Vermont Studio Center, Arrowmont Arts and Craft, University of Tennessee.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Adjunct Professor High Point University NC, Adjunct Professor University of North Carolina Greensboro.
SELECTED AWARDS: Instructor of the Year, Phi Theta Kappa Regional Hallmark Most Distinguished Alumnus Award, NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Scholarship, Visiting Artist Scholarship Vermont Studio Center. Art Consultant and teacher for the Pink Rooster Fine Art Gallery Ocean Springs, MS. Top Awards for work in various art competitions too numerous to list.
GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Pink Rooster Fine Art Gallery, The Art House, and Attic Gallery, Negrotto’s Gallery.
PUBLICATIONS: The Pen and Ink Book, Jos. Smith
SELECTED COLLECTIONS: University of North Carolina at Asheville, the Mary C. O’Keefe Mural
My work is derived from a variety of subject matter through the use of mixed media, drawing and printmaking. My use of color and mark making comes from life experiences, symbolism, short stories and mythology. My favorite subject matter is the human figure. Recalling my favorite quote, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Degas