Since childhood I have been either drawing, coloring or painting. Painting gives me a sense of immense satisfaction and joy. My purpose in painting is not only to bring me joy but to bring joy to others. Although I started out drawing people, faces and animals as a kid, watercolor is my first love.With watercolor you're never sure how it's going to look when it dries and control is difficult. Mistakes are often a good thing. Watercolors are unpredictable and that is what I love about them.
I like to paint BIG, BOLD paintings of roses that are detailed and vibrant. I started creating these big paintings about 12 years ago while still living in Georgia. Before college, I studied with Ann Cockerill from Austell, Georgia, an accomplished watercolorist and teacher who is a great inspiration to me.
Staff/Faculty Art Show, Alamance Community College in 2004
The Gallery on Main Street, Burlington, NC
The Burlington Artist League 2001-2002 Fine Arts Competition
“President's Art Show 2005”, North Carolina Community College System
The Mable House, Mableton Georgia
"The Gallery", Rome Georgia
Strong’s Cafe, Mebane, NC MEMBERSHIPS
South Cobb Art's Alliance
Alamance Artisans Guild
MA PERKINS, Honorable Mention, 2003 BAL Fine Arts Competition
I accept commissions and will take orders for paintings…within reason. I prefer to do what comes naturally to me....painting from my heart and soul what I see, feel and know....
and hopefully it speaks life to you.
Works include: Roses, Children on the Beach, Still Lifes, Planes,Boats, Buildings, Portraits, Seascapes and Animals.≈
Ongoing: River Landing Inn, Saxapahaw, NC
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011 : Boho Salon, Greensboro, NC
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 : Atelier 24 Lexington, 24 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC.
Dec. 8- Mar 28, 2007: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
Feb 1– Feb 28, 2007: Alamance Artisans Exhibit, May Memorial Library, Burlington, NC
May 19-20, 2007: Art on the Vine, Irongate Winery, Mebane, NC