I am native Charlottean and full time artist with a studio and gallery space at C3Lab in Southend Charlotte, NC,
All styles of art media inspire me, with my strengths being painting and collage. Narrative is a key element in my art, and as a visual story teller I use color, texture and light to enhance the subject matter which is either painted or reimagined from found images.
The main characters in my compositions are inspired by my younger sister with physical disabilities, former street kids in Jinja, Uganda, and family members with mental health issues. All of which fuel my desire to give visual voice to the vulnerable and unseen using portraiture through realism and expressionism.
In the creating & marketing of my art, it is my desire that God be glorified & honored. - Colossians 3:17
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.