I’m that kid you saw gazing into the sky on the playground, finding faces and flowers in the cloud shapes; wondering how there could possibly be so many shades of blue. The one whose delight was found nose-first in the heady scent & kaleidoscope of colors found in a new box of crayons.
All these years later, I haven’t changed much. The thrill of a brand-new box of rich, buttery pastels or the first squeeze of a new tube of luxurious paint is still there for me. My most earnest desire is to use pigments and surfaces to project my impressions of nature, patterns, whimsy. The sweetness, the sadness, the sun and shadow, the light and darker edges – the beautiful, the ordinary. I paint to tell my story, to soothe my soul, to share my perceptions of the world. I paint with acrylics, pastels, and watercolors. Animals and landscapes are my favorite subjects.
I teach others to paint in workshops so they can experience the same freedom I feel and to give them a chance to be spontaneously creative and have fun. Teaching has opened another level of creative experience for me. I have found that the more I share with others, the more my own skill level grows. I feel I have much more to learn and so much more to share. I am eager to do both!
- Personal Mentoring
- Watermedia and Alcohol Inks, Pastels, and Creative Growth Classes and Workshops
- Blue Ridge Art League (Culpeper, VA)
- Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle (Hood, VA)
- Mid-Atlantic Pastel Society
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University