I studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and have a degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art History. I moved to Charlotte, taking a job as an Interior Designer for Odell and Associates architectural firm. I spent many years raising four boys and continued to use my design skills by creating a couple of businesses, such as little lemon designs, a personalized stationery business, and later, digiklick, a digital photo book business creating courses and content for use of Photoshop Elements.
My Creative Path made a shift toward painting when my passion for engaging the people of my city collided with my arts background. Working alongside Uptown Charlotte organizations, who care for the public and our homeless neighbors, I was inspired to create watercolors on the streets of our city. I set up a table at the intersection of Trade and Tryon during our Saturday Uptown Worship Nights to create small pieces of personal art in a one on one setting. I named it “Hope Art” which became a place of sharing beauty for the sake of our community.
I have continued painting in both watercolor and acrylic, building a body of work in larger formats. My work was shown in the Threshold Gallery in 2018/ 2019 and The SouthEnd Arts Gallery in 2019. I also show and sell my work at various temporary events.
I am currently on the leadership team of Visual Artists with ArtsCharlotte, an organization to educate, encourage and engage our city in the arts. I am also a leader of the SouthEnd Arts “Artists Critiquing Artists” each month during the SouthEnd Arts gallery.