My love of color and light are apparent in all my work. From the bright transparent ribbons of color built up in layers and layers of Resin, to the thick textures of acrylics and oils through to the gentle texture of painted silk scarves, color plays a major role.
Growing up in the lush colorful hills of West Virginia on a large dairy farm I was surrounded by a loving, supportive family. My mother bought rolls and rolls of brown paper and boxes of crayons in an attempt to save her walls. Now here I am painting murals on other peoples walls on purpose.
When my daughter was born I discovered the great lack of attractive children's furniture at the time. The only readily available furniture was plastic and orange. After designing and building my own, I began a custom painted furniture company and for many years worked with my dad and four other builders. Our furniture was painted with flowing colors and vines and sold in boutique shops on Augusta Road and in the Americas Mart in Atlanta, and also in large arts and crafts show on the East coast.
After moving to Travelers Rest, SC I became involved with the arts in my new small home town. Three of us started the TR Town Art Crawl and eight of us formed a Co Op gallery named White Rabbit Fine Art Gallery. After joining the board of directors for the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance I had the great fortune to be involved in the arts and business of our town.
Finding a group or tribe as an artist opened doors of support and collaboration that I hadn't had the pleasure of being a part of in all the years of my art career. This lead me to the desire to help other artists find their groups and be able to make money with their art. I am currently working on creating on line classes to teach other artists how to be successful and make money without giving their art away for "exposure". Stay tuned for info on available classes coming soon.
I wish you all the best colors in your life.