About me

                                    


I live in Charlotte and my working studio is in Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios. I have a degree in fine arts at the University of Tennessee. I have a teaching Experience at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina , Fountain City Art Center and Knoxville Arts and Crafts  Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  I also enjoy teaching in more private settings in my studio at Clearwater Artist Studios. 


The making of art, to me, is about recognizing  a feeling about the subject. I don't care why an image speaks to me.  I only want to listen to it and be available to do what it tells me.  This is a concept, but not always easy to follow.  So many noises are in one's head that have nothing to do with the work at hand. I tell myself to shut up and listen. 


I work mainly in oils and acrylics in the figurative genre,  with a free and expressive style.  


In 2010, I was commissioned to paint an image of Charlotte which is used by American Express in sticker decals in Charlotte area businesses. 

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In 2012, Cabarrus Arts Council purchased my painting "Mill House"  which was presented at the Concord on Canvas auction. It is now a part of their permanent collection. 




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