Sometimes it takes awhile to find your bliss. I grew up surrounded by objects of beauty and curiosity in rural Maryland.  My parents had an antique shop that overflowed into our home - undoubtedly the source that I keep going back to for inspiration.

I was in the studio often growing up, but as life would have it, found myself pursuing a career as a teacher, not an artist. I am now quite happy to channel my creativity into my paintings.

I found a brush in my hand again after my move to the Charleston area several years ago.  My mentor is Joyce Hall, a master painter that has shaped the careers of many Southern artists. We have a shared love of the new and unusual and the beauty of the horse.  My art is eclectic and has no solitary day I may be working on a surreal monochromatic painting and the next I am knee deep in equine anatomy - happy doing both! I continue to learn and see the world with the eyes of an artist.

I love the process of painting from that first idea to the early sketch and then on to the canvas. Watching my work unfold lifts my spirit. I am in awe of the possibility that lies within a tube of paint. When someone loves my work enough to bring it into their home I am truly humbled. My work has inspired, brought people together and healed. It is a gift to be a part of.

I do occasional commission work. Please contact me directly.

My medium is oil. I use only the highest grade Gamblin oil paints for their rich hues. I paint on canvas, linen and burlap, depending on my mood.

You can see my work in person at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay Street Charleston, SC

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