I have been in motion since my early childhood. Starting off in Scotland and moving across the pond to Michigan... Texas... Ohio... South Carolina... Maryland... Georgia and now Kansas and Missouri.
I love the commotion that happens when people, pets and places have a chance to tell their stories. Art has always been my way to learn new places, remember old friends, meet new ones and have an ongoing visual conversation about personalities of both big cities and small towns.
All of my art focuses on the body, so I saw it as a natural progression into creating tattoos. Most days you can find me at Bain Ink Art (housed in Studio C) in Joplin, MO. I will be either with a client creating a new piece with them or I am making art.
I stepped down as an Associate Professor of Art at Pittsburg State University a couple of years back. I had been a professor for 16 years. In that time, my artwork have been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. I have had the opportunity to have images included in select exhibitions by jurors such as - Richard S. Field, Curator Emeritus of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery and Craig Houser, Assistant Curator Guggenheim Museum, NYC. My artwork has also been written about and published in numerous publications, including Polaroid P26 and Rangefinder magazines.
Yes, it is a good life!