I am originally from Tennessee.
The beautiful Smokey Mountains has inspired
me naturally in many ways from the age of five.
I have been actively seeking artistic ways to
express myself in different mediums from
sketching, painting landscapes, abstracts, and
graphics to web design.
I moved from Tennessee to Atlanta
Georgia in 1989 to attend the Art Institute of
Atlanta where I was trained in visual
communications and graduated with honors in
1991. Meeting my now husband in CR Iowa, I
moved to Iowa to explore avenues in
the constantly growing city of Cedar Rapids.
I am inspired by nature and the play of light and color in garden settings. My specialty is acrylic paintings that have a whimsical feel to them with bright colors and deal mostly with the underwater theater of water gardens. My koi fish have quite the green thumb and through posing, create beautiful gardens. Most of my paintings are created on vintage cabinet facings which make an interesting built in frame.
I have completed many works from numerous
paintings including murals, to completing a set of six commissioned
paintings for the Wiederspan Gallery in Cedar
Rapids Iowa,also 6 commissioned paintings
for the Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery in
Kingsport Tennessee, as well as The Art and Soul gallery in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.