He Was a TV WeatherGuy?
I grew up in a family of successful artists. I’m thinkin’ a tube or two of artistic DNA may have squeezed out on me at birth. Art is a way of life for me. I sold my first painting in 1980. It was an exciting day! What a rush!
But a guy's gotta make a living, right? While pursuing my artistic ambitions I became a certified meteorologist. I'm a veteran Nashville TV WeatherGuy. For years I’ve attempted to balance my love of both painting and prognostications. Eventually the pull to paint overpowered the call to count clouds and I traded my weather pointer for paint brushes!
I met my wife, Sallee, at a church dance. We were engaged four minutes later and married six weeks after that. That's a true story! I rushed the romance along because, had Sallee gotten to know me better, she would never have said, "Yes!" to my marriage proposal. We are best friends and have been happily married for over 35 years.
I specialize in paint-by numbers. I’ve developed a stealthy technique whereby I lather the paint on so thickly you’ll never notice the numbers beneath. Huh? Just kidding. It's actually finger-painting. What? There's nothing mysterious or ethereal about my art or my painting techniques. Unlike many artists, I don’t paint because I need to commune with the cosmos or release my deepest inner being. I just paint because… I really enjoy painting.
I can best be described as a friendly, EZ duzzit, tall & skinny, picture painting, bicycle riding, ukulele playing, happily married, church going, family man.