I am a practicing artist located in Raleigh, North Carolina. My work is mainly in Acrylic Paint on canvas, but I also draw with graphite and dabble in watercolors and charcoal and pen & ink on paper.
My main painting subjects are figurative works depicting crowd scenes, historic architecture, and pet portraits. I am a crazy cat lady at heart, and share my love of animals with many who wish to demonstrate that love with a painting to preserve a moment.
In 2014, I began my painting journey because of my love of the architecture of the South and particularly the many abandoned and re-purposed homes in the rural farmland surrounding my hometown of Cary, North Carolina. Around that same time, I painted my first Pet Portraits for some friends and later began commission work for others.
My newest series is a set of "Conversation" paintings that have grown out of sketch sessions from my travels abroad in cafes and coffee shops during 2019. During the Pandemic, I renamed this series "The Before Times" because they depict scenes that were commonplace before March 2020. People used to gather in large groups inside museums, restaurants and cafes. But not anymore. Now we can wistfully look at these large gatherings and wonder when we can do all of this again...
I recently began painting outdoors and joined a Plein Air group called the Urban Sketchers who meet in Downtown Raleigh. This gets me out of the house in a safe and socially distanced way and allows me to connect with other local artists.
Jun 2020 - Solo installation, Industrious
May2020 - Solo Show, Page-Walker
Apr 2020 - FALC Annual Juried Show
Nov 2019 - Imurj Members Show
Dec 2019 - Sertoma Arts Center, Raleigh
Sep 2019 - FALC Senior Show
Sep 2018 - FALC member show
Dec 2018 - Cary Arts Center
Art on Exhibit
Cary Ballet Conservatory,
Fine Arts League of Cary Office,
Fonville Morrissey Offices in Cary,
Searstone Retirement Community
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University