I am from Charlotte, NC and earned my BFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in painting and printmaking as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. I have been a furniture designer, freelance artist and Director of Visual Arts at Charlotte Christian School. Each professional opportunity has enriched my artistic career. My volunteer activities with adults with disabilities and at risk children have nourished my desire to give visual voice to the unseen using portraiture that highlights personalities through realism and expressionism. All of my paintings are an invitation to participate in the narratives, hopefully activating positive response and change.
In the creating & marketing of my art, it is my desire that God be glorified & honored. - Colossians 3:17
Book cover illustration
"Set Free" and I Choose to Forgive are featured as an ArtWay Visual Meditation September 30, 2018.
Featured below is my winning piece for ArtPopStreetGallery.com
"Eye on the Sparrow" came into being as we experienced difficulty with one of our children. When confronting the unknown of each day, I can choose to lose myself in worry or I can choose to rest in knowing that I can't control everything, but trust the One who does. The application and results of the unpredictable running paint is like opening a present on Christmas day. Blending that thrill with my love for realism, as seen in the sparrow, is the focus of my current series.