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I have lived and worked professionally in the design and illustration field for the past 20 years here in middle Tennessee.

Working for Gaylord Entertainment for almost ten years, my responsibilities included graphic design, architectural conceptuals and renderings, concept sketches and illustrations. Other responsibilities included, establishing project budgets, art direction of specific projects, and supervision of contract work with outside artists and vendors.

Some of the more notable projects that I have had the privilege to participate in and be responsible for during my tenure there were the rehabilitation of the Ryman Auditorium, which culminated with a piece of my art being used for a federal postage stamp. The combination of the Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff Museums with the addition of an instrument collection was a particularly interesting project.

More recently I have had the opportunity to design and supervise the construction of a play area based on the PBS series Mr Rogers Neighborhood.

Currently and for the past ten years, I have pursued a career as a free-lance designer and illustrator.

In my fine art pursuits, landscape painting was a passion for many years. It wasn't until an interest in woodcraft prompted enrollment in a workshop at the Appalachian Center for Crafts that a new passion was born. Furniture making combined the discipline of woodcraft with art and sculpture, and became a new creative outlet.

Artist Statement

As illustrator, painter and graphic designer I have pursued art in a two dimensional realm
for many years, yet there still seemed to be something more I wanted to accomplish with
my art. Something that combined art with function. Woodworking and furnituremaking
have become a new artistic direction for me. An interest in architecture and
building led to woodcraft and the artist in me has endeavored to develop this interest into
an artistic pursuit of furniture design and construction. As a creative outlet furniture
making, for me, combines my interest in architecture, design, art & sculpture into a
collective pursuit.


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