40 Viera Drive
Swannanoa, NC 28778
I have enjoyed art my entire life. As a little girl I would draw and paint. But when I started school it became mostly looking at art books and then going to art museums. Now I have the enjoyment of creating my own art.
It is a very special feeling to be able to paint from nature. I enjoy the peacefulness that comes from painting en plein air. I love watching the way the light falls on the landscape. Being able to capture that feeling is very important. I think pastels with their softness bring out all the lights and darks of a scene beautifully. They can also be very vibrant as with the colors of fall and sunsets and sunrises.
Many of my paintings have been inspired by the places I have traveled to and are usually painted in pastel, a medium I find expresses my feelings of peace, serenity and beauty. I hope that these feeling are conveyed to those who view my work.
- Appalachian Pastel Society (a founding member)
- Pastel Society of North Carolina
- Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League
- Southeastern Pastel Society
click on the thumbnail pictures below to see the full painting