How has your work progressed in the last two years?
In the last two years, my work has gotten bigger and more colorful. I have been also making the environments more realized and complex, melding with the figures much more.
What are you working on now?
Right now, I am preparing for a solo exhibition at Florida Mining Gallery. I would like to have much of the show be new work since Get Real. After the FMG show, I would like to follow up with a few more solo exhibitions.
How do you approach working with your students at UNF?
I try to be as honest as I can about the realities of being an artist. As a painting professor, I try to get my students to think about all of the possibilities and qualities of paint-- to understand paint as a possibility to express their concepts and ideas. At UNF, we make all types of paint from pigment. This, I hope, will give the student a better understanding of the making of all paintings and why contemporary painters use the paint and methods they do. When Get Real was up, it was nice to visit the show with my students and explain how and why the artists of the show painted the way they did. Many of the contributing artists answered questions posed by the students.