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Around six years of age, I discovered life makes more sense when I create art.  I taught myself how to draw studying reproductions and illustrations in my dad's book collections and magazine subscriptions and by drawing what I saw outdoors (en plein air).  Painting began at fourteen when I won an art contest award.   And, my house designs, complete with floorplans drawn to scale, comprised "books".  Wyeth, Homer, and John Singer Sargent remain my all-time favorite artists.

Formal training was at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and at George Mason University as a fine arts major.  I continue a life-long learning curve by painting with well-known artists like Eric Weigardt, Don Andrews, Jan Kuntz, Janet Walsh, Joseph Fettingus, and oil painter, Jane Jones, to name just a few.  The Currituck Sound and the Outer Banks of North Carolina became home fourteen years ago.

I'm passionate about painting portraits of people, pets, and places in watercolor.  Painting is more gratifying and productive today than in decades ago.  I love incorporating strong value contrasts with detail, and my work continues to win awards.  Life still makes more sense when I'm creating art.  Thirty-six years ago, I met Jesus in a very real way, and my painting took on a new dynamic.  My passion for drawing and painting is in thanks to Him for His gift of new life to me.

I am a juried member of the North Carolina Watercolor Society and the local Dare County Arts Council.  You may find my work in art shows and galleries in and around the Outer Banks, northeast North Carolina, and in public buildings and private homes throughout the United States.    

Email me from the Contact Page about purchasing original watercolors, as well as to commission portraits of beloved family members, of your precious pets, and for a portrait of your cherished home.

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