Education: Carnegie Mellon University, BFA (1978), African studies at the University of Nairobi (1977)


Career Accomplishments:

  • Owner and director of  The Red Piano Gallery,  Hilton Head Island, SC (1980-1995)
  • Board member for Apogee Dance Company, Hilton Head Island, SC (1987-1991)
  • Founded The Red Piano Too, St. Helena Island , SC (1991)
  • Board member of Penn Community Center, St. Helena Island, SC (1988-1992)
  • Spearheaded fundraising for their museum. Extensive involvement within the Gullah Community.
  • Author of  Sam Doyle published by ART Random Japan (1989)
  • Authored several essays about artists and collecting for international publications and Internet magazine sites which include Raw Vision Magazine and Artnet
  •  Invited by Telfair Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Mckissick Museum, Museum of American Folk Art, Hilton Head Discovery Museum, and Society of Illustrators,  among others to curate, contribute and lecture on numerous exhibitions regarding Southern folk art, American illustration and my own personal collections.


  • Exhibited in ArtFields 2018 and 2015
  • Artwork is currently represented by Four Corners Gallery, Bluffton, SC
  • Artwork is currently represented by Camellia Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Exhibited in a group exhibition at Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC (2011 and 2013)
  • Exhibited regularly in the South Carolina State Fair receiving multiple awards in mixed media, drawing and print making (1988-2016)
  • Hilton Head Discovery Museum, participated in multiple exhibits (2008-2012)
  • Art Center of Coastal Carolina, participated in multiple exhibits (2000-2010)
  • Belize, CA, multiple exhibitions around the country (1990-1995)
  • Beaufort County Libraries, multiple exhibits between (1979-2005) (permanent Collection)
  • The Red Piano Too, St Helena Island, SC (1990-1991)
  • Kenya National Museum (1979)
  • Numerous corporate and private collections both nationally and Internationally

Lecture series:

  • History of Hilton Head Island
  • Osher Life Learning
  • New York University
  • The Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
  • Hilton Head Island Cultural Council

Member of Society Of American Illustrators.

The permanent collections of:

  • The Harvard Business School
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • The National Collection of Kenya
  • National Collection of Kuwait
  • Strauss Corporation, Germany
  • United States Steel, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Policy Management Systems, Columbia, SC
  • Chaa Creek Resort, Belize
  • Jaguar Reef Resort, Belize
  • Beaufort County, SC, Public Libraries:
    Hilton Head Island - Bluffton

To celebrity art collectors:

  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • Anthropologist - Richard Leakey
  • Trish Van Devere
  • George C. Scott
  • Musician - John Mellencamp