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 creating art, I taught myself how to draw. 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 creativity to draw and paint from my sourroundings, and I drew from the resources of my dad's magazine and book collections.
Formal training was 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-kown artists around the U. S. Portraiture and painting landscapes, including house portraits, remain my passion. Strong value contrasts with detail characterizes my paintings which continue to win awards.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina and Currituck Sound have been home for fifteen years. 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 and in northeast North Carolina, and in public buildings and private homes throughout the United States.
Email me from the Contact Page about pruchasing original watercolors: to commission portraits of beloved family members, of your precious pets, and to commission a portrait of your cherished home.
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