David Underwood is the Art Director and a co-founder of Sapling Grove Press. He is the juror and editor of our 3rd publication, Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers. He is also the artist/author of our 4th publication, the small-scale portfolio book, Image-Text Mixed-Media Artworks By David Underwood. For Sapling Grove Press, Underwood designed the books Love and Other Hungers (by Susan O’Dell Underwood), As Good As It Gets (by Dawn Coppock), and Deep in the Earth (by Mary Bozeman Hodges).

Underwood is an artist and photographer with work included in the permanent collections of 16 museums around the USA, and a record of more than 150 solo and group exhibitions. He is a Professor of Art, the Director of Exhibitions, and a former Chairperson of the Art Department at Carson-Newman University in Tennessee (institutional member, NASAD), where he has taught art & photography since 1990. David Underwood's personal work can be seen on his web site: www.underwoodartworks.com.