We all see things differently. What we perceive as reality is really determined by many different factors. These include our self-image, physical makeup, background, religion and ethnicity. The people, places, and things we have encountered during the course of our lives also have a profound effect on how we interpret what we see.
As an artist, I am fortunate to be able to put on canvas, my perceptions of the world. I present to the viewer, familiar things, filtered through the unique experiences of my life. I make no attempt or pretense of being objective, my work is a subjective statement and reflects
"THE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH MY EYES “
Bachelor of science, major industrial engineering.
I have no formal art education whatsoever, in my late 40s during a real estate deal, I met an artist here in Atlanta (Quida Kennedy), who had seen some of my drawings and offered me three months of free lessons in painting ( I had never even held a paintbrush in my hand before that moment )
I studied with her for three years until I had my first show and she said I was ready to work on my own .
Although we remained friends and I still asked her opinion on my work until she passed on in the mid-90s .
I am considered an outsider when it comes to art and although my teacher was a portrait painter and taught me to paint that way I have always been fascinated by folk art and draw heavily from the form and freedom of folk art.
I have met, shown y work and been friendly with many southern folk artists
Limits VSA (artist with disabilities) Atlanta Ga.
From America with Love (solo show) Georgetown Wash.DC
Design Center Washington DC (invitational) (solo show)
Perkins Gallery 2 person Show, Stoughton Mass.
HISTORY MUSEUM at AUSTIN TEXAS (invitational)
WAR, the PUFFIN ROOM, NEW YORK, and NY (invitational)
JOURNEYS, ATLANTA, GA 2 (SOLO SHOW)
SPIRIT OF THE ADA, NEW YORK, NY
GEORGIA ON MY MIND, ATLANTA GA (SOLO SHOW)
THINGS TO COME EXHIBIT, ATLANTA, GA (INVITATIONAL)
CAPITOL ART SHOW, ATLANTA, GA 1(INVITATIONAL)
TRADITION (SOLO SHOW), BALTIMORE,MD
ARTFORMS, PHLADELPHIA, PA
DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL, ATLANTA, GA
SMOKE, ST. PAUL, MN.
THE DARK SIDE; (SOLO SHOW), ATLANTA, GA
NEW WORKS, (SOLO SHOW), ATLANTA, GA
AVIV III, BOCA RATON, FL
FRED BUDIN: THE SOLO SHOW, ATLANTA, GA
THUNDER & LIGHTNING, SALISBURY, MD
ART IN MOTION, ATLANTA, GA
"MY WORLD" ACRYLIC ON STUFF, ATLANTA, GA (SOLO SHOW)
15TH ANNUAL SEPT. COMPETITION, ALEXANDRIA MUS. OF ART, LA
5TH ANNUAL MABLE HOUSE EXHIBIT, GA
VIRTUOSITY, NEW YORK, NY
COASTAL NATIONAL EXHIBITION, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA
MUSEUM OF HISPANIC & LATIN AMERICAN ART, MIAMI, FL
AESTHETICS 93, McPHERSON, KS
57TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION, COOPERSTOWN, NY
19TH INTERNATIONAL DOGWOOD EXHIBIT, GA TECH GALLERY
GEORGIA MARBLE FESTIVAL COBB ARTS COUNCIL, GA
NATIONAL EXHIBITION, DEPTH AND DIVERSITY, BEMUS POINT, NY
64TH ANNUAL EXHIBIT, ART ASSOCIATION OF HARRISBURG, PA