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. My husband of 35 years and I are parents to five really fun and creative young adults. I have worked as a furniture designer, freelance artist and Director of Visual Arts at Charlotte Christian School. Each of these opportunities has enriched my professional career. My current painting studio and display space is at C3Lab in Southend Charlotte, NC. https://www.c3-lab.com/connect 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 styles of art media inspire me, with my strengths being drawing, painting and collage. I am a visual story teller. Color and texture infuse all my subject matter with light that dances across the surface of my works.
In the creating & marketing of my art, it is my desire that God be glorified & honored. - Colossians 3:17
Sharing art with my 89 year old dad led to discussions of equality and my visual representations of that concept. His response was predictable yet led to his involvement in the art making process. These slower times of sheltering in place are allowing for creativity in the most unexpected ways.
Arts & Science Council Community Supported Arts 2020 Artist. Nine local artists have been commissioned to create limited edition artwork specifically for the program. Their work will be boxed and distributed as shares to CSA shareholders at pick-up events in Spring 2020. Shareholders will get three artworks at each event and will have one artwork by each artist by the end of the season.
Creative Mornings February Event Poster - Invest
"Hydrangea Spark" appearing in the Plaza Midwood Signal Cabinet Wrap project.
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.