Background

I have been painting for over 20 years. I have a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. from the University of Wyoming. Currently, I live in a little piece of paradise in the South Carolina with my husband and two golden retrievers.
I love flowers and grow many of the flowers I paint. The sunlight of Southern living in South Carolina surrounds me and I want to fill my canvases with the brilliance of it.

Statement

I am a painter, a gardener, a maker of many things creative, a seamstress and a fairly decent cook. I call myself a 'glitter girl' because I love to paint transparent things, sparkly things, glittery things, the pretty things in my life; those things that I live with day in and day out. I frequent thrift stores, dusty attics, and forgotten corners searching for some treasure to add to mine. There is something that draws me to a certain vase or flower and then I flood it with natural light and begin to paint. I love the sparkle as the sun filters across petals and glistens when it hits glass. These are the magic moments that I live to paint; those small spaces in time that seemingly go unnoticed.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

The South Carolina Artisans Gallery, Walterboro, SC, United States, 2016