I work with acrylic, watercolor, and gouache on paper and canvas. As an impressionist, I utilize vivid colors to convey emotional light and density. My work features creatures, people, places, and common objects that I feel passionate about capturing. My work's complexity does not come from estimating its conceptual meaning but finding connection through the shared human experiences of beauty, truth, and emotion.
In my studio, I surround myself with objects that inspire and create a rich vista for painting and creating. Bones, stones, insects, broken and found objects along with prints and clippings of my favorite art and literature prepare my mind for wonder. Bare, white canvases, like bare white walls, leave me overwhelmed whereas a lush backdrop of texture inspires me.
I am a native of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I find inspiration in the South's dark history, gorgeous landscapes, and briny water.
Portrait artist, Bob Johnston, says about my art, "There is a sensitivity to her work that inspires the viewer to participate in the messages of her creations."