Ag and Art Schedule

I enjoyed Saturday and Sunday’s Ag and Art event at Myersart and Farm in Hickory Grove. A thunderstorm did not deter the cause of art on Saturday; I painted under my canopy while waiting for the rain to stop. So many nice chats with visitors beforehand.

Sunday was rain-free and I met visitors from across the US, as well as local residents from Hickory Grove. I was pleased to discover a new patron of my art, and to arrange sales and a commission with her. I want to extend a special thanks to the event hosts, Jon and Jan Myers.

My final Ag and Art setup in 2021 will be Saturday, June 26th 10-4 at The Powell Farm, 4531 Cabal Road, Sharon, SC.

Poem Places Third in Hippocrates Poetry Prize

I am pleased to report that my poem, Passing Among Strangers, was a third-place winner in the Health Professionals category at the awards ceremony on May 19th. The poem will be published in the 2021 Hippocrates Anthology. The prize was 250 GBP. Please see below for the announcement. Copies of the anthology can be ordered on the website.


Cooper, Oil on Panel, 5″ x 7″, Private Commission
The Last Iris, Oil on Linen, 6″ X 8,” Gallery Wrapped, SOLD
Iowa River Scene, Oil on Linen, 6″ x 8,” Gallery Wrapped, $50, plus tax, where applicable, and shipping
Kayaker, Oil on Linen, 4″ X 6,” Gallery Wrapped, $40
This was painted as I shielded from the strong wind in the boathouse of the late inventor, Chester Thordarson.
Rock Island State Park, Oil on Linen, 6″ x 8,” Gallery Wrapped, $50 plus tax, where applicable, and shipping
Forsythia on the Side Porch, Pastel on Paper, 10″ x 14,”Matted and Framed, $100 plus tax, where applicable, and shipping
Two Flowers and a Blue Vase, Pastel on Paper, 10″ x 14,” Matted and Framed, $100 plus tax, where applicable, and shipping
Paddleboarders, Oil on Panel, Image 5″ x 7″, Floater Frame, SOLD

I painted this as I sat beside a rapid in NC.
Rapid, Pastel on Paper, 8″ x 12,” Wooden Frame and Double Mat, SOLD
Sailboat, Carved Alabaster, approx. 11″ x 10,” Private Collection
Portrait of Roy Turner, Oil on Panel, 7″ x 5″, Floater Frame, Collection of the Artist
This is a watercolor painted on commission.
Pete, Watercolor on Paper, 7″ X 5″, Wooden Frame, Private Commission


I create visual art and creative writing. My education includes an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a BS and BA from Winthrop University, and coursework at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University Continuing Studies. I have taken visual art classes and workshops through City Art, the Arts Council of York County and the Art Students League in New York. I have held numerous jobs to support my studies, including working as a bosun’s mate, a long-haul trucker, a lab technician, a barista, a university instructor and a kayak guide.

My poem “Error” appeared in The Examined Life Journal and my poem “Capsize” was published in The Cotton Alley Writers Review as an honorable mention. My poem “Passing Among Strangers” is forthcoming in the 2021 Hippocrates Awards Anthology. My fiction has appeared in Ploughshares and my nonfiction in SIC : a Journal of Literature, Culture, and Literary Translation. I am at work on finding a home for my poetry chapbook, and on completing a novel and a nonfiction book.


If you would like to aquire an artwork, arrange a studio visit or discuss a commission, please contact me at Studio located at 201 East Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, 29730. Open by appointment.