We can begin again if we have a mind to.
I started painting abstracts later in life when the desire to create more spontaneously could no longer be contained. When I put aside the planning and constrictions of realistic subjects, space was created allowing me to "be here now" in the inspirational flow. It took courage, trust and a willingness to witness what surfaced, knowing that it might not be easy to understand or explain.
Being authentic requires the peeling back of layers built up from a lifetime of conformity. To paint in this manner is truly an ongoing adventure.
I graduated with a BFA in Design from the University of North Texas.
My first two positions in the professional world were as a space planner for
an architectural firm and a commercial furniture specifier.
From 1986 - 2015 I was self employed as a Working Artist.
My specialties included:
Hand Painted Signage, Murals & Tromp l'eoil
Custom Layered Plasters and Faux Finishes
Metal Leaf Gilding and Commissioned Art
Up until the Spring of 2021, I had been represented by three different galleries in South Carolina. After the transformative time of the 2020 pandemic, I decided to pull work back to the studio. All that time of forced introspection might birth something new, a chance to begin once again.
A selection of paintings are currently hanging at the Pawley's Island Town Hall in Pawley's Island, South Carolina, and at Tombo Grill, a restaurant on Forest Drive in Columbia, South Carolina.