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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

This Fall I will exhibiting with the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild, and an in-person reception is planned. For 2022 I am excited to be exhibiting in Aiken, SC at the Aiken Center for the Arts.


Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild
Juried Members Show

Seacoast Gallery

Market Commons

Myrtle Beach, SC

October 18th-October 29th

Opening Reception: Oct. 18th • 5:30-7:00


Spring Fusion: Renew and Reinvent

Presented by the National Association of Women Artists, South Carolina Chapter

Aiken Center for the Arts (ACA)

122 Laurens Street SW, Aiken, SC

March 31st - May 6th, 2022

Opening Reception: March 31st, 

6:00 - 8:00 pm