Pieces, the transcript of my soul, made manifest in color, stroke and cadence; this is my art. I press in to create from sincerity and the delight in Truth. Life calls out destruction and regeneration, and my response is to contemplate in optimizing sequence while honoring balance. I embrace my unique way of seeing what is and what can be. This is a careful expedition of walking along the thin place of concrete story and windswept freedom.

Artist Bio

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 designing personalized stationery and developing digital photo album courses.

My passion for engaging the people of my city opened a door to explore painting, which started in 2014. I began working alongside Uptown Charlotte organizations, who care for the public and our homeless neighbors; I was inspired to set up a table at the intersection of Trade and Tryon on Saturday nights, along with musicians, and created 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 has been shown in the following Juried Art Venues:

  • Threshold Gallery
  • Arts Charlotte Beauty from Brokenness
  • SouthEnd Arts | SouthEnd Gallery Crawl
  • West Elm Atherton Mill Gallery Wall
  • West Elm Atherton Mill Pop-Up Shop and Gallery Crawl
  • Meyers Park UMC Gallery Show
  • New City Gallery Show
  • Charlotte Art Gallery (my virtual art gallery)

I served on the leadership team of Visual Artists with ArtsCharlotte, an organization to educate, encourage and engage our city in the arts from 2018-2020. I also served SounthEnd Arts, for their monthly SouthEnd Gallery Crawl events.

A fun addition to painting for myself was to develop a simple way to teach watercolor classes for both creatives and self-proclaimed non-artistic folks to explore painting in that medium. I have taught these classes in a variety of locations since 2019.