I’m known for my subtly narrative paintings of solitary figures and my haunting and colorful interiors.
At the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts my teachers provided encouragement and high expectations. A highlight of my early training was working in the studio of New Orleans artist Emery Clark. After a fellowship at Yale Norfolk School of Art, I earned art degrees at Louisiana State University, Purdue University and Queens College. My work has been exhibited in Indiana, New York, Virginia, Idaho and Louisiana. I’m proud to say that my work is represented by the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
My wife Melissa “Sasi” Chambers and I banded together with a group of local Boise artists to form the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance, a non-profit with a mission to serve local artists. My involvement in TVAA provided opportunities to collaborate with other artists and to raise awareness of the local art scene, and in 2013 I was instrumental in TVAA’s award of a grant to produce the Local Color exhibition and catalog commemorating Boise’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
My paintings have been the subject of numerous solo shows in New Orleans and Boise, including most recently the Character Development exhibition at Boise State University’s Trueblood pop-up gallery in 2021, the Ghost Hunting exhibition at Evermore Prints in Boise in 2017, and Houseghosts at the Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans in 2016, Louisiana. The City of Boise commissioned me to create an image for a traffic control box in 2017 — you can see it at the corner of Main and 23rd Streets. I was honored to receive grants in 2020 and 2021 from the Alexa Rose Foundation and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.