Professional artist in Fredericksburg VA. I paint in acrylics and mixed media and jewelry. Occasionally, I create work in watercolor or textiles.
My degree is in Art Education, with a focus on painting in oils. I discovered that I loved painting in acrylics about 10 years ago.
I am most often inspired by places I love-- mountains, the sea, and cities, but also by flowers, as well as color and form. Sometimes I find the many techniques I use to art make me hurry to get to work in my studio as much as the desire to create a representation of a particular sibject. Making art is personally satisfying to me because I create images that make others happy by allowing them to imagine they are experiencing my sense of delight and amazement at my world. It also keeps that same sense of delight and amazement ever fresh at the same time. That's a pretty good reason to go into the studio every morning!
Work / Education
B.S. in Art Education - State University of the College at New Paltz, 1993
Studied with many professional artists around the US, including Linda Kemp, Trish McKinney, Kathie George, Don Andrews,, Sterling Edwards, Gwen Fox, Tom Lynch, Carol Nelson, Lynn Hosegood, Karlyn Holman, Bob Burridge, Mike Rooney, and more.