I live in Richmond, Virginia where my husband and I raised our three children and now have the pleasure of our five grandchildren living there as well! What a blessing!
I began painting in 1995, although I had always done creative things before beginning to paint.
I have studied with some wonderful instructors at the Virginia Museum Studio School as well as with Jane Joyner in Richmond and two nationally recognized artists, Gregory Packard and David Tanner. I attended La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy with instruction from Eleanor Cox. I have also attended a workshop in Columbia, S.C. with Mary Gilkerson another workshop with Jill Steinhaus, an impressionist painter who resides in Provence. All of these artists have greatly influenced my work.
I am drawn to many different subjects, but the common thread between them is color!! I use bright colors in my paintings and I find great satisfaction in the joy it brings my clients and me. I love the richness of oils and often paint with a heavily loaded brush or palette knife for texture. I find it stimulating to experiment with different styles and techniques, but, again, my colors remain the common thread. Many of my paintings are of the landscape. I am constantly amazed at the beauty and intricacy of God's creation .
Painting is my true PASSION and I consider it a privilege to be able to pursue it throughout the rest of my life! I hope you enjoy viewing my paintings as much as enjoy creating them!