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A Visual Journey through Landscapes, Places, Animals

Join me as I share my life stories though imagery, created primarily in oil on canvas, or on wood panels. I also work in watercolors, collage, and colored pencil. I use my sketches from the field, along with my own photography to create a visual experience. One usually passes through the landscape, or places in our daily lives, failing to recognize it's uniqueness, emotion, or life. Traveling along our chosen path every day, taking what one sees for granted. One fails to realize that these images will become important elements in our memories. Reflecting upon a landscape which I have recently passed through, or recalling one from childhood, brings me the images to paint. The colors and shapes are strong, yet often fragmented images in my mind. The mental “snapshots” when melded together may tell a story, create a mood, or recall a memory. I search for a sense of place, how I relate to it, and the emotions and memories which it evokes. Currently I am focusing on paintings from visits to our National Parks.

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Meet the Artist

I have been creating artwork since I could hold a crayon. Painting is my passion, and I have had a long career as a designer as well. Currently I am a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and am treasurer of the South Carolina NAWA chapter. I am also a member of the Art League of Hilton Head, and the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild.

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Looking Down on Olympic Peninsula

Paintings

The goal of my work is to take you on a journey to places I have been and share my story. Through the use of color, shadow, light and motion, I strive to take the viewer on a visual journey. I aim to provide an experience where you can place yourself within the painting, and be carried way for a moment of time. I often begin my work in the field, with watercolor or pencil sketches, supplemented by my own photography. In the studio I meld the images together in collages or sketches, and then embark on a final image. The sketches, photos, and memories of the place joins together in the final piece.


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Current and

Upcoming Exhibitions

I am exhibiting two paintings in a jury selected show, Treasures of our Coastal State.  I was awarded third place in this exhibition for Passing Storm on the IntracoastalI am also exhibiting in two shows with the National Association of Women Artists, both are jury selected online exhibitions.


COLD - A NAWA National Exhibition

Online 

January 4th-March 31st


Treasures of our Coastal State

Coastal Discovery Museum

Hilton Head Island, SC

January 20th-February 28th


The Resilience of Grief - A NAWA National Exhibition

Online 

February 1st-April 30th

 

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