The Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina. The Bass Player and Modern Mona by Emmett Ardie.
I began studying animated characters by drawing cartoons from my television screen. I attended The Columbus College of Art & Design on the weekends as a youth. As a teenager I studied street-life by walking the streets of Washington DC. Then I was accepted at The Corcoran School of Art on the strength of just one anti-drug poster. I won an award for outstanding Freshman studio work. I began exhibiting locally in the DC area, my impressionist works and cubist nudes were equally popular. I relocated to the North Carolina area where I maintained studios through the downtown areas of Greensboro. Eventually I joined and became a board-member at the African American Atelier gallery and exhibited at virtually all galleries in the city. My unique designs were hand-painted on furniture all over the country. My hand-painted designs on furniture appeared at High Point Furniture Show for well over a decade consecutively. I exhibit rarely these days, my main focus is furniture design and painting commissions.