There are few 2-D art media that I haven’t loved in my rather long career as an artist. After graduating in Art Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, I taught in high schools in the Research Triangle for ten years. After a move to the coast of NC I began to concentrate on my artwork rather than teaching. Since that time I’ve won awards in watercolor, oils, photography, paper making, quilting and so on. It was only a matter of time that it would come together in a mixed media technique, which is my current focus. I’ve always loved painting and this allows me to combine painting with other materials creating a unique expression. I hope that my joy in creating each piece comes through. It creates a form of magical realism – what lies behind the reality painted on the surface.
Since the summer of 2020 I’ve enjoyed working and living on the central Florida coast. Much of my current subject matter is inspired by the areas flora and fauna. There is endless inspiration surrounding us in this beautiful area.