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People Pet and Places You Love
I taught myself how to draw when growing up, because life made more sense when I created art. Formal training began at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and as a fine arts major at George Mason University. I continue a life-long learning curve painting with well-known artists in the United States. Portraits and landscapes, including house portraits, remain my passion. Strong contrasts with detail characterize my work which continues to win awards.
Passion for painting began at fourteen when I won an art contest award. Renderings of my house plan designs compiled “books” with floor plans to scale. Andrew Wyeth’s work inspired me to learn to draw from the resources of people, houses, and landscapes in my environment in Piedmont North Carolina.
I painted primarily by commission until returning to North Carolina fifteen years ago. Now, home is across the Currituck Sound from the Outer Banks. My life and painting took on a new dynamic thirty-seven years ago, when I met Jesus in a very real way. And, since then, 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 the Greenleaf Gallery in Duck, in other leading galleries and art shows on the Outer Banks, around North Carolina, and in public buildings and private homes throughout the United States.
Email me from the Contact Page about purchasing original watercolors, to commission portraits of beloved family members as well as your precious pets, and to commission a portrait of your cherished home. Workshops and classes are by request.
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