When I really think about it – in all the ways that matter, I have been an artist my whole life. I began my creative career as an interior designer in Atlanta. Being a space planner and designer, I noticed that a living space is much like an artist’s canvas. Both of them must have a balance of texture, contrast, shape and color.

Since discovering my passion for painting I have given it my full attention. My travels to Europe, Mexico, South Africa and Alaska have been the inspiration for much of my art. I love the challenges of painting figures, still life and landscape. My recent paintings using the palette knife are examples of my love for moving and mixing paint on the canvas.

“Every canvas is a journey all its own.”

– Helen Frankenthaler

Oh, What a Ride!

Once my art instructor, Bill Davidson,  talked a group of us into going to the Italian countryside to paint landscapes, I have been hooked. Now I travel far and wide for inspiration and to be in the motivating company of fellow artists. I love discovering new cities, experiencing different countries, and finding fresh viewpoints. When I travel, I take photos as well as paint. Some paintings are finished when I’m back home at my studio.

Plein air is a particular favorite pastime of mine, and I enjoy the artwork that I create right there on the spot. My art is a reflection of things I see and do. I enjoy capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape by incorporating natural light, color and movement into the work.

The style of my art seems to fall under traditional impressionism – although I prefer to focus more on my creative process and leave the terminology to the art scholars.

I’ve been fortunate to have studied under some of the best artists from coast to coast. Through my teachers, I realized how light affects color and began painting with a radiant palette that I favor to this day.

I am thrilled that my paintings have been acquired by a broad group of collectors, both nationally and among my local art community.

Some Awards and Events

  • Board Member of Atlanta Artists Center
  • Former President of Brushstrokes Art Group
  • “Giraffes Four” took second place in the Atlanta Artist Center’s Dogwood Show, juried by Shane McDonald
  • “Poppy Vase” was juried into Olde Town Fine Arts National Exhibition
  • “Winter Sunset” and “Autumn Sun” were juried into the “Local Color” Show at Quinlan, by Entry Juror, Jean Westmacott
  • “Autumn Sun” won Honorable Mention in the Quinlan “Local Color” Show, Awards Juror, Gene Coker
  • “Giraffes Four” was juried into the South Cobb Arts Alliance Show, juror, Tommy Mew
  • “Grapefruits? Oranges?” has been juried into the National League of American Pen Women’s “Reflections” Show, juror Mindy Spritz
  • “Jug on Lace” was juried into Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art “Metro Montage VIII”