About the Artist
“I have loved color and creating since I was a child. Rainy
days spent inside coloring or painting were my favorite activities. Not much
has changed, a rainy day remains an invitation to turn on some beautiful music
and create at the easel.
I was president of Southeastern Pastel Society for seven
years, but painting plein air offered an opportunity
to paint in oils outside, reserving my pastels for studio work. My journey led
me to put aside my pastels while learning to work in oils. I found that each
medium has its own special qualities and have been able to use them to enhance
I continue to paint in oils and pastels and have found my
passion painting the landscape. There is
a spiritual connection to the land as I paint, intuitively reacting to what I
see and feel, hoping to carry home more than a technically correct painting.
Using field studies and photos, I easily recall the light, sounds, and smells
of the day, which helps to create a sense of place in larger paintings.
There never seems to be an end to my education, weekly life
drawing and painting on location continue to challenge me. I teach weekly
classes and conduct my own workshops a few times a year.”
Pastel Journal December 2016 issue “10 Artists to Watch”,
OPA 2016 Salon, ASMA Seventeenth National, Oil Painters of America 25th
National Juried Exhibition, Southeastern Pastel Society 17th International,
American Impressionist Society 16th National Exhibition, WPSE Fifth Annual
Exhibition 2016, American Society of Marine Artists Regional and National, American Women Artists 2015 National Juried
Exhibition, and Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show of Traditional Oils
at Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham, AL.
Olmstead Plein Air Paintout in Atlanta, GA 2016
2015 Door County Plein Air
Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, SC 2014, 2015 and
Artist in Residence (AIR) in Acadia National Park, 2012
I have recently been accepted as a Signature Member of ASMA,
I am currently a member of American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of
America, American Women Artists, a master signature member of Women Painters of
the Southeast, and a signature member of Southeastern Pastel Society.