ART EDUCATION: Bachelor of fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and a Hudson River Fellowship.
STYLE: Contemporary realism.
INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WINNING PAINTING: An old Texaco store that I would pass driving to my fiancée’s parents’ house in South Carolina. Every time I would pass by, it would bring back childhood memories of growing up and being in the store and gas station that my parents owned.
SECOND-CHOICE CAREER: Jazz artist.
BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: Stay hungry and paint what you see. Make each painting better than the rest.
CREATIVE SPARK: Music and nature.
ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU: I like to sing—or try to.
BIGGEST FEAR: Losing my ability to paint.
PET PEEVE: I am very particular with my work. If it doesn’t feel right, I continue to work at it until it does.
FUTURE GOALS: Travel more and continue to make each painting better than the rest.
PRICE RANGE: $500 to $10,000.
REPRESENTATION: Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC; www.cewpaintings.com.
Featured in September 2011.