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At a young age I discovered life makes more sense when I create art.  I taught myself how to draw through the resources of my dad's book collections and magazine subscriptions, finding illustrations and sketches to study.  Andrew Wyeth's and Winslow Homer's watercolors remain favorites.  Formal training was at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and at George Mason University as a fine arts major.  I work by commission and gallery shows.  Home became the Outer Banks of North Carolina thirteen years ago.  My husband, Richard, and I settled on the soundfront in Currituck.  

Painting portraits of people, pets, and places in watercolor is a passion and life-long pursuit.  I've painted with well-known artists Don Andrews, Jan Kuntz, Janet Walsh, Joseph Fettingus, Jane Jones, Hans Hoffman, and Jacque Faber, to name just a few.  My work is characterized by strong value contrasts and details and has won many awards.  Thirty-five 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 member of the local Dare County Arts Council, the North Carolina Watercolor Society, and the Arts of the Albemarle.  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, your precious pets, and a portrait of your cherished home.