After a stint as a US Navy jazz drummer, I received my undergraduate degree in Visual and Product design from NC State's College of Design. I worked in advertising for a while, then ended up back at NC State as a Graphics Coordinator for the next twenty-five years.
I have also enjoyed playing music for most of my life and “straight-ahead” jazz has always been my passion. My artistic journey is also straight ahead . . . it's not pretentious, or puzzling and not just a pretty picture that a camera can capture.
The parallels between music and art are a common topic, and this musical genre helps me stay on my artistic path. . . straight ahead.
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