Artist Bio

As many others do, I have struggled to balance the need to make a living,serve my community, and fulfill my lifelong desire to paint. In order to combine making a living and service, I considered a career as a firefighter until I witnessed the horrific sight of a man burning to death. I said “Never.” Instead I chose to work in law enforcement; I served as a law enforcement officer in southwest Atlanta for more than twenty years;I served twice as an Embedded Civilian Police Mentor for the International Security Alliance Force in Afghanistan, where I assisted in the development and training of Afghan Security Forces, for approximately four years.In 2014, with my dream to paint going unfulfilled, I asked myself a serious question…if not now, when ? I was more convinced than ever that through my art I could now make a contribution to humanity.Over the last few years, through workshops and intensive mentoring, I have been working to grow in the language of painting. My focus is to illuminate the world around us so we can see the awesome beauty of our God’s creation. I use the abstract shapes I see to paint that picture. I want to invite the viewer into this experience. I want to enrich the lives of others and encourage them to embrace the joys of living.

Recent Artists

Ira Merritt
May 2018
Emily Lackey
April 2018
Meg Kaizu
April 2018
Ingrid Erickson
March 2018
Charles Bardes
Feb 2018 -March 2018
Jessie Janeshek
December 2017
Kendall Portis
October 2017
Jhon Sanchez, Esq
September 2017
Jane Ingram Allen
August 2017
Christina Laurel
April 2017