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Moving frequently as a Minister’s child found me holding onto rich traditions that I loved along the way but always willing to weave in new experiences. I find that hold’s true with my paintings today as I integrate rich traditional subjects with a fresh contemporary look that has an abstract edge to it.
I paint almost everyday as it is like breathing to me. What interests and fascinates me the most is strong sunlight and the effect it has on color and value. That is more important to me than the actual subject I am painting- it’s all about capturing that light and shadow relationship on different subjects. While many subjects interest me the natural colors and intricate shapes of flowers hold a special place in my heart. I only paint flowers from life. Flowers painted in a vignette style with an abstract background has become my signature style.
Another love is painting " en plein air." Nothing better than painting barefoot on the beach as the ocean waves washing over your toes! Heaven! Those gorgeous landscapes speak to me as I am truly in awe of the natural beauty as I try to capture those moments with marks and paint. Quietly drawn to the timeless ebb and flow of beautiful marshes and the rhythm of ocean waves rolling back and forth. There is a Peace about them that feeds my soul. Capturing my impressions with abstract washes of color and charcoal marks so that the painting takes me right back to that spot and moment in time.
This amazing journey has lead me to embrace the gift of painting with intuitive intention to create beautiful abstract paintings. I still use those all important fundamentals when painting abstracts but I am embracing something from deep within that core truth of myself and putting it to canvas with paint. Those paintings are especially heartfelt and connect so strongly with others it amazes me to witness that.
My work has recently been described as having a “beautiful thread of softness and grace.” I strive daily to live deeply connected to Love through Peace and Grace. My wish is that from my paintings people receive Peace and Grace through the Love that I painted them with.
BSED, University of Georgia, 1980
Teaching Certification in Visually Impaired, Mercer University, 1981
Self Taught with National Art Workshops and Intensive Study/Mentoring- Continued Education 2010-2017
Two Artist Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2016
"Lovely" Show at Anne Neilson Fine Art, Jan-Feb 2016
Group Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2015
Group Show, Bennett Gallery, 2015
Masterpieces and Minis Show, Gregg Irby, 2015
Artist in Nashville Symphony Home, 2015, Nashville, TN
Artist for Designer Tour of Homes, 2015, Raleigh, NC
Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA of America
Artist for Southern Living Inspired Home, Georgia, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist Month of March, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist, March, 2014
Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN, 2013-2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, April 2013 to August 2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Low Country Show, April 2013
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April 2013 to March 2014
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April Flowers Bring May Flowers Show, 2013
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Small Works Show, December 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Golf Show,October 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Emerging Artist Show, August 2012
Corporate and Private Collections
Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA
Private Collection Bubba Watson, PGA
Private Collection to Davis Love III, PGA
Private Collection Sonny Seiler, Breeders of UGA Mascots
Collection- University of Georgia and UGA Campus- Butts-Mehre Building
Collection- Offices of Bulldog Club Foundation, UGA Campus
Corporate Collection- Horseshoe Bend County Club, Atlanta, GA
American Impressionist Society, 2013-2017
Oil Painter’s of America, Associate Member, 2013-2017
Athens Art Association, 2011-2017
Daily Paintworks, 2011, 2012
Juried Member of Daily Painter Originals, 2011
Painting in TV Show "Nashville" 2015/2016
Painting in HGTV Show "Nashville Fixer Upper" 2015/2016
Six Landscape Paintings in TV Show "Southern Charm", 2014/2015
Cover of Nashville Arts and Home magazine, 2015
Pretty Pink Tulips, April 2014
Cover Artist for Fore Georgia Magazine, 2012