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My passion to paint ignited when I won an art award at fourteen. Others' strong responses to my art fanned the flame, and my passion was fueled. After art classes at Greensboro College, I attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco. And I painted with working artists in Northern Virginia while achieving the requirements for a BA at George Mason University, when they had an excellent fine arts department.
Many awards are from the Watercolor of North Carolina, where I am a signature member, and Outer Banks art competitions. I've exhibited my work locally and across the state, including at the Greenleaf Gallery in Duck, the Christmas Shop in Manteo, Gaskins Gallery, and the Sea and Sound Gallery in Manteo. Most recently, "Old Nags Head Pier", won blue ribbons in the Frank Stick and Molly Fearing art shows in Manteo. I am honored, also, that it is the chosen cover of the 2017 "The BeachBook" Outer Banks phone book. "Old Nags Head Pier" is one of a series of my watercolors depicting the well-loved historic landmark.
Today, painting continues to be the wind that fills the sails of my heart. Whether teaching classes and workshops or joining others to paint for fun, the synergy generated when painting with others increases inspiration, imagination, and creativity. And, life still makes more sense when I create art. Nearly forty years ago, I met Jesus in a very real way, and my life and painting took on a new dynamic. Since then, my passion for drawing and painting is in thanks to Him for His gift of new life to me.
You may find my work in leading galleries and art shows not only on the Outer Banks and around northeast North Carolina, but also in public buildings and private homes throughout the United States. I am an active member in the Dare County Arts Council where I've taught drawing and watercolor classes.
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