W A T E R C O L O R S
People Pets and Places You Love
When I discovered that life makes more sense when I create art, I taught myself how to draw. Formal training began at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and as a fine arts major at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. I continue a life-long learning curve painting with well-known artists around the United States. Portraiture and painting landscapes, including house portraits, remain my passion. Strong contrasts with detail characterizes my work which continues to win awards.
Passion for painting began at fourteen when I won an art contest award. My renderings of my own house plan designs compiled “books” with floor plans to scale. Andrew Wyeth’s work inspired me to draw from the resources of people, houses, and landscapes in my environment in Piedmont North Carolina.
Until returning to North Carolina, I worked primarily by commission. Now it's been fifteen years since making the Outer Banks and Currituck Sound my home. My life and painting took on a new dynamic thirty-seven years ago, when I met Jesus in a very real way. 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 leading galleries and art shows on the Outer Banks, in northeast 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. Watercolor instruction and workshops are by request.
Thank you for visiting my "People Pets and Places You Love" website today. Sign up for Email notification of my latest paintings on the icon at the bottom of the page. I hope you will return to visit often.