I took my first art class when I was 12, from an artist in my neighborhood, a watercolorist who had also taught my father and his friends when they were children. She told me that she would not teach me to draw but rather to see. I have held onto that notion for these many years. That’s why I spend alot of time painting in my kitchen, struck as I am by the light, shadow, and space of my most familiar objects. In college at the University of Virginia, I concentrated on printmaking and photography, but also studied painting. My graduate degree from the University of Delaware is in printmaking and photography, all black and white. A trip to France in 1997 reminded me of everything that I love about color. Since then, I have been working on images of ordinary time, domestic moments, what I love about the things and people around me.
7 thoughts on “About the Artist”
Lovely, intelligent statement!
Very nice, you are a Lady of many talents.
Exploring your lovely paintings is as good as taking a weeklong vacation!
I attended the Willowbrook Gallery Showing but sadly, all your pieces were sold. Do you have any more available? My daughter and I so enjoyed your pieces-we thought maybe from Bath County-they were lovely. JS
Beautiful! You are extremely talented!
Just such a captivating show to see your work online. Your ability for “seeing” as your art professor emphasized gives your paintings unique character. Beautiful work. I hope we can get to your fall 2013 show. MDB
Absolutely thrilled with the purchase of “My Lucky Day” at The New Community School READ Art Show on Friday evening. I’m not sure which mountain view it represents, but it is most reminiscent of a photograph I took in the Scottish Highlands on a very special trip with my mother.