God spoke, “Swarm, Ocean, with fish and all sea life… It was evening, it was morning, day five.”  

Genesis 1:20

Born and raised in San Diego, California, the love for the sea and art has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. From a very early age, I began pencil drawings at my grandmothers kitchen table. The love to create was birthed in that special space. After attending college on an art scholarship, I worked with a large publishing company in Charlotte, NC. Shortly after getting married, I took my first leap of faith in 2000 to start my own business. Glenn Lamp Studio providing commission art to the area's designers, business owners, and high-end custom home market. Eleven years flew by and I was very successful according to the worlds standards. Yet, something was missing. At the age of 44, Heather encouraged me to accept an invitation to serve on missions in Guatemala. It was in a small cinderblock home with dirt floors my heart posture turned back towards my first love -- God. I knew at that moment only Jesus could satisfy the longings of my soul.

Day Five Art slowly birthed during that time of brokenness, seeking understanding and truth, deep trust, praying and creating works of vibrant sea life in the quiet presence of the one who created me.

In 2015, we left our lucrative careers, sold nearly everything we owned and made a risky (big faith) move to open Day Five Art Gallery. Almost eight years later, we have survived Hurricane Florence displacing us for seven months, two years of COVID and now an economic recession. Heather will often times say, "It's not our business or we wouldn't be here today. This is God's business, and he will sustain and provide for us as long as He desires. Until otherwise notified, we will gladly steward Day Five Art and share the stories of a great fisherman."

Adopted from the first of the avant-garde movements in France, I choose to paint in fauvism style. The Fauve painters, also called the WILD BEAST, were the first to break with Impressionism as well as with older, traditional methods of perception. Their spontaneous, often subjective response to nature was expressed in bold, undisguised brushstrokes and high-keyed, vibrant colors directly from the tube.

Influenced by sea life, nature, new color combinations and more importantly my personal time with God, all of these elements are in each piece.I choose to paint in a fauvism style. Influenced by sea life, nature, new color combinations and more importantly my personal time with God, all of these elements are in each piece.



2019 Shrimp and Grit Festival, Jekyll Island, GA
2019 20th Annual Gala Special Olympics, Charleston, SC
2018, 2018 Little Pink Houses of Hope, Raleigh, NC
2019 Drop Anchor Resort, Islamorada, FL
2017, 2018, 2019 Crystal Coast Young Life
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 South Carolina Aquarium Alliance
2018, 2019 ChaseN' Tailz Tournament Sponsor
2018 St. Augustine Art Show, St. Augustine, FL
2018, 2019 Atalaya Art Show, Murrell’s Inlet, SC
2018, 2019 Art Exposure, Surf City, NC
2018, 2019 Lemonade Gallery, Washington, NC
2018 Karen’s Korner Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, SC
2017 The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores - Hotel Artist
2017 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores 
2017 Baku II Restaurant, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
2016 KWLA Big Rock Artist, Morehead City, NC
2016 Caribsea Restaurant, Emerald Isle, NC
2016 Futo Buta Restaurant Charlotte, NC
2016 The Tree House Restaurant, Charlotte NC
2015 Day Five Art Gallery Opened
2015 North Charleston City Hall Solo Exhibition
2014 Charleston South Eastern Wildlife Exhibit
2014 Baku Restaurant, Charlotte NC
2014 All American Sports Pub, Charlotte NC