My goal as an artist is to create images which remind the viewer of the beauty and serenity of the natural world. Animals are a favorite subject – especially capturing the personality of a pet, a loved member of the family. Gardens are another favorite subject; I like to show the viewer a more intimate view of the garden, perhaps one that wouldn’t be noticed by most people. Watercolor is my medium of choice as I enjoy the fresh clean colors that result from building layers of transparent color.
From grade school through high school I enjoyed drawing as a hobby. In high school I discovered a talent for mathematics which led me to earn a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. After college I continued to pursue art as a hobby by studying with local artists in the Hickory area. My hobby continued to grow into a small business. I routinely accept commissions to paint watercolors of pets.
I am a member of the Foothills Painters Guild, have exhibited in many galleries in central and western North Carolina, and compete in local and state competitions. I am a member of the North Carolina Watercolor Society. In 2006 I realized a life-long dream when I participated in a plein-air workshop in Tuscany , near Florence, Italy.
I continue to work full time as the Quality Manager at US Conec in Hickory, NC. I live with my husband and pets in Conover.