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People Pets and Places You Love
When I discovered that life makes more sense when I create art, I taught myself how to draw. Painting began at fourteen when I won an art contest award. I loved drawing houses with plans to scale, complete with renderings with landscaping. Artists Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and J. S. Sargent were and remain my favorites.
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 painting with well-known artists like Eric Weigardt, Don Andrews, Jan Kuntz, and Janet Walsh, 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 people portraits, pet portraits, and places, including house portraits, in watercolor. Painting is more rewarding today than decades ago as life still makes more sense when I'm creating art. Incorporating strong value contrasts with detail characterizes my work, and it continues to win awards. 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, and to commission portraits of beloved family members, of your precious pets, and for a portrait of your cherished home.
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