About Me. I am a self-taught contemporary abstract painter and presently reside in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I was raised in a military family, spending my childhood overseas and all over the Eastern United States. These dynamic formative experiences provided the base for a life-long zeal for diverse people and places, for art and culture, as well as for strong bonds to family and friends. Aside from my passion for the art that I create, I enjoy cooking for friends, wine tasting, traveling, antiquing and playing with my dog.