My watercolors are offered to captivate, excite, and dazzle viewers. For me, taking risks is part of my journey, by mixing inks, gouache or other water media to guide, lead and direct my paintings to completion. Solo shows, as well as participation in outside festival shows and teaching have given me tremendous opportunities to interact with viewers of my work.
I am past President of Clayton Visual Arts, a non-profit volunteer art organization which brings art to Clayton, North Carolina. I enjoy membership in the North Carolina Watercolor Society, Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, Beaufort Historical Association and Johnston County Arts Council. Both Johnston County Medical Center in Clayton, North Carolina and Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield, North Carolina exhibit a permanent collection of my work as well as South Bank in New Bern, North Carolina. My work has been purchased by art collectors and those for whom art is a delight. I have been fortunate to have received numerous awards and have enjoyed solo as well as group shows throughout North Carolina.
Teaching for me remains an inspiration, allowing students and experienced artists as well to benefit from renewed and shared experiences.
My work may be seen in my home studio by appointment and I am represented by Handscapes Gallery in Beaufort, North Carolina, Right Angles Gallery in Clayton.
A few of my pieces on this website are no longer for sale: After Church, At Market and Reds on the
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