Please join us for wine, cheese, and delightful conversation as we celebrate the artwork of John Hancock.
About the Artist
Born in 1956, I have lived throughout the Southeast and Midwest (from Atlanta to Wichita, from Titusville, FL to Charlottesville, VA). My father, a historian and educator, and my mother, a native of England and Ireland, encouraged my early curiosity about culture, nature, and my love of travel. Currently, my wife Mary and I live in Waynesboro, Virginia, a small town nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge range of the Appalachians. It is a real joy to explore both the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley. Before moving to Virginia in the fall of 2000, my daughter Kate and I lived in the lush upper coastal plain of eastern North Carolina. I had begun my career as an artist/professor and made our home in and around the rural towns of Wilson and Rocky Mount, both located about an hour east of the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (the Triangle) area. Besides making art and teaching, I take an avid interest in walking through old neighborhoods and the countryside. I really enjoy bird watching, reading, and cooking. As a parent, I seemed to have had a bit less time than I would like for bike riding, playing chess, attending concerts and plays, and community service projects. Now, as my daughter and my stepson have both moved on to college and careers, some of those are finding their way back into my life.