I was a member of the Deep Ellum Arts Group in downtown Dallas which was run by my good friend and very talented Artist, Robert Forsythe.
When I was 30 years old I moved to the Tampa Bay area in Florida and shortly afterwards opened a Studio/Gallery called Live Art Place with another talented artist friend in Tampa named Pedro Parra. Then the gallery joined the Tampa Gallery Association and participated in the Association's "Gallery HOP" where we used city busses to run from the Museum of Fine Arts downtown to each of the member Galleries and then back to the Museum where we had live entertainment. It was a HUGE success and wildly popular for several years!
I have exhibited my work internationally in Florence, Italy at the Bienale de Firenze and in Sydney, Australia. I also exhibited in a group show at the Center For Contemporary Art in Tampa, Florida.
I try to avoid subjects about religion even though I think religion is the opiate of the masses. I think spirituality is a personal journey and everyone’s beliefs should be respected. I encourage everyone to develop a strong meditation practice. If we all meditated I think there would be no more War, Hunger or Greed and we would all have Peace.
There is so much anger in the world today and I think we all treat one another poorly, without love. Each of us has a special gift and our individual contributions to the world should be acknowledged and treasured. I think we should all work to end War, Hunger and Greed.
I do not avoid politics or economics because I consider these current constructs to be tools to manipulate, exploit and control others. They are a distraction from the aspects of life I consider important and I am simply not a fan of Capitalism or anyone who tries to force their ideas and way of life on others. We all have the right to walk our own path and to decide how our governments and corporations should act.
I am certain there must be a better path which is respectful of others and is full of Joy, Happiness, Love and Peace.