Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1983.
Decorative painting contractor, self employed, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 1983; instructor painting, Rowan Technology College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1981. Visiting assistant professor photography Kentucky State University, Frankfort, 1979. Member Master of Fine Arts candidates critique panel U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1995, visiting assistant professor painting., 1997.
Solo shows E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York City, 1994, Marita Gilliam Gallery, Raleigh, 1994, Duke Institute for the Arts, Durham, 1993, Hager Smith Design Gallery, Raleigh, 2003. Group shows include Triennial Exhibition of North Carolina Artists, North Carolina Museum Art, 1984, 93, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, 1983, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, 1983, Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1992, Duke University Museum Art, Durham, 1994, Modern Museum, Durham, 1997, The Painting Center, New York City, 2001, Peace College, Raleigh, 2002. Profiled artist www.
Precinct captain Lexington Democratic Committee, 1972. Active American Civil Liberties Union.
Married Catherine Ann Kiffney, April 2, 1994.