About the Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             A native of Michigan, painting with oils has become a passion for this award winning North Carolina artist.  Since the beginning of her art career, she has been guided by widely-respected contemporary artists who have taught her new ways to express herself.   She continues to expand her artistic knowledge by studying in regional and national workshops with artists whose works and style spark a connection with her.  In 2014, she completed a four month artist-in-residency program at Butler Studio.

 

            Her inspiration comes from travels around the country and beyond, but she is especially drawn to capture scenes reminiscent of the memories she has of her grandparents farm in the North Carolina mountains.

 

            She is an active member of the Guild of Charlotte Artists, having served on the Board for several years, is a member of the Gaston County Art Guild and also the Southern Arts Society.  She is also a very active participant in a local weekly plein-air group.  Since 2006, she has been represented by Providence Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions and Awards:
 

2014 “NYC Ornaments”, Randy Higbee Gallery 6”x6" annual juried exhibition, Costa Mesa CA

2014 “Storefront on 8th”,  Merit Award ,  Visual Harvest, Gaston County Art Guild, Gaston College, Gastonia NC

2014 “Highway 84”, Honorable Mention, Arts Council of Lincoln County, Lincolnton NC

2014 “Clusters” Honorable Mention, Matthews Alive Art Show, Matthews NC

2014 “String Lake” Honorable Mention, Winter Show-Guild of Charlotte Artists, Charlotte NC 

2013 “Back of the Barn” Randy Higbee Gallery 6”x6” annual juried exhibition, Costa Mesa CA

2013 “Backside Barn” Carolinas Got Art! Salon des Refuses juried exhibition for NC and SC artists, Charlotte NC

2012 “The Bings” and “Peachy Keen” Randy Higbee 6”x6” annual juried exhibition, Costa Mesa CA 

2012 “Morning Light” Honorable Mention, Southern Arts Society, Kings Mountain NC

2012 “Bobbing Along” 3rd place, Spring Show-Guild of Charlotte Artists, Charlotte NC

2011 “White Orchids” 3rdplace, Matthews Alive Art Show, Matthews NC

2010 “French Meadow” Carolinas Got Art! Salon des Refuses juried exhibition for NC and SC artists, Charlotte NC

2009 “Last Trace of Snow” Carolinas Got Art! juried exhibition for NC and SC artists, Charlotte NC


Associations:
 

Women Painters of the Southeast (WPSE), associate juried member

Guild of Charlotte Artists

Gaston County Art Guild

Southern Arts Society (SASI)

Matthews Art Guild Plein Air Buds

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association