I am a practicing artist located in Cary, North Carolina. My works are created using watercolors, acrylic paints graphite, and alcohol markers.
My favorite subjects include 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. I also enjoy figure drawing, and attend a few area live model sessions every month.
My Rutgers BFA concentration in drawing and printmaking served me well in my 15-year career as a clothing designer in New York City before moving my family to Cary, NC in 1998.
My painting journey began in 2014 after a vow made with a friend that the coming year would be when we got back to our artist's roots. Eight years later, I sell and exhibit my work and am never turning back!
During 2020 I embraced creating outside ("en plein air") as a way to connect with nature, and frankly get out of my house! Over the past three years, I started creating with watercolors and alcohol markers because they are not messy and easy to take with me in a small backpack. I also love the bright colors. You can see some of these under my "places" tab in the navigation bar.
In 2022 I began appearing at some Cary-based pop-up markets. This is a great way to meet me and see my work in person. I frequently have a pop-up tent at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market which takes place on Saturdays from 8am-noon. I also pop-up at the Art-N-Soul Market at Waverly Place, and the Downtown Cary Food & Flea on second Sundays.
Follow my Instagram page to find me and take a sneak peek into my process.
August 1, 2023- November 30, 2023
Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center- Lobby Showcases
"Little Creatures"- small works
Acrylic on birch board panels
October 5-Nov 25, 2023
Eno Arts Mill- three works from "Paint It Orange" plein air event
Sept-Dec 1, 2023
Featured Artist with 18 works
Artmosphere, Clayton, NC
Solo Show- Recent Watercolors
June 13- July 31, 2023
Halle Arts Center- Studio Gallery
"No Place Like Home"
March 10-May 1, 2023
July 2023- new installation
Cotton House Craft Beer Front Room Installation-Watercolor Works
FALC Plein Air Exhibit, Cary Arts Center
Nov 2020-Jan 2022 FALC Member Show, Page-Walker Arts & History Center
June 10 2021- Sept 10 2021
"Life Interrupted" Solo Show, Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary, NC
22 works produced before and during COVID lockdown.
Nov 2020- FALC Members Show- Honorable mention
Featured Artist- FALC website and Facebook Page
March 10 -April 10, 2020
Fine Arts League of Cary
Annual Juried Exhibition
Page-Walker, Cary NC
March 2 - June 2, 2020
15 works on canvas
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, single work exhibited FALC and Cary Photographic Artists