Living on a horse farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am never at a loss for images and inspiration. Watching how the light changes with the seasons and trying to capture its beauty. My paintings attempt to recreate the mood, whether a drizzly day in France, foggy sunrise on the mountain, the cocky strutting of a rooster or the curiosity of a pig. The grace of people and animals enchants me so that I must pick up my pastels and paint. Mostly paint everyday scenes, which keep me grounded.
Ever since I could hold a crayon, I have loved to draw. A few years ago i discovered pastels and have been hooked ever since. The vibrancy of the colors and ability to layer them is magical and not for the faint of heart.
I have exhibited at:
The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
311 Gallery Juried Shows
The Keener Gallery
The McDowell Art Center
Hanging Rock Gallery (Solo exhibit)
I am a featured local artist at Tim Bruce Galleries in King and The Arts Place of Stokes,a member of Art for Arts Sake, Associated Artists, Piedmont Pastel Society, Pastel Society of NC, Stokes County Arts Council and Surry Arts Council. I am a Board Member of Associated Artists and previously served on the board of SECCA.