Life

  • 1998-Present—Rome, Italy
  • 1992-1998—Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1988-1992—Greencastle, Indiana
  • 1979-1988—Versailles, Kentucky
  • 1971-1979—Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1970-1971—Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Born 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Degrees

  • 1996-1998, Masters in Fine Art, Painting—Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Graduate studies included a summer in Florence, Italy
  • 1988-1992, Bachelor of Arts (Studio Art Major)—DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
    Studies at DePauw University included:

Professional Development and Continuing Education

  • 2016, November, workshop on indirect oil painting techniques with Charles Weed, Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2015, October, plein air workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith, Provence, France.
  • 2014, January, Master class with Odd Nerdrum, Roedvik gaard, Norway
    Two weeks in the painting studio of Odd Nerdrum.
  • 2012, January, Master class with Velazquez, London, National Gallery
    Made copies of two Velazquez paintings over a four-day period: Portrait of Charles IV and the Rokeby Venus.
  • 2010, January, Master class with Odd Nerdrum, Roedvik gaard, Norway
    Three weeks in the painting studio of Odd Nerdrum.
  • 1993-1996, School for Continuing Studies—Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    Italian Studies: Conversation and Grammar, Literature, Poetry (Il Decadentismo) and History of Italian Cinema.

Awards & Exhibitions

Work in Private Collections

  • Australia: Sidney
  • France: Dijon.
  • Italy: Genoa, Milan, Bari, Rome
  • USA: Atlanta, Bloomington, Chicago, Cincinnati, Durango, Flagstaff, Lexington, Louisville, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Antonio, Seattle, Versailles, Washington D.C.

Continuing Teaching Experiences

  • 2010, February to Present, The Painting & Drawing Art Studio of Rome—Rome, Italy
    Founder and Director
  • 2006, September to Present, American University of Rome—Rome, Italy
    Adjunct Faculty. Courses taught include:

    • Art of Rome – Art History Program
    • Intermediate Drawing – Fine Art Program
    • Italian Sketchbook – Fine Arts Program
    • Web Graphics, Coding and Site Design – Communication and English Program
    • Senior Capstone Projects – Communication and English Program

Past Teaching Experiences

  • 2016, February, School of Visual Arts Rome Program—Rome, Italy
    Instructor for three-hour drawing workshop in Centrale Montemartini
  • 2012, February, Kent State—Rome, Italy
    Guest Lecturer on the Forum and the Colosseum
  • 2006, March, Penn State University—Rome, Italy
    Guest Lecturer on two subjects:

    • On-site discussion of the Vatican and the construction of St. Peter’s Basilica;
    • Website workshop with a focus on image optimization and the creation of web galleries.
  • 2004 – 2005, Accademia dell’Illustrazione—Rome, Italy
    Instructor for “Flash for Illustrators” with a focus on using Macromedia Flash MX as a tool to animate illustrations created in Illustrator.
  • 1999, European School of Economics—Rome, Italy
    Taught Advanced courses in English as a Foreign Language.
  • 1999, Istituto Multilingue—Rome, Italy
    Taught Individual and Group courses in English as a foreign language with a focus on speaking and listening proficiency.
  • 1997-1998, Indiana University—Bloomington, Indiana
    Associate Instructor for courses in “Drawing, Color Theory, Painting, and Sculpture.”