Creating art is a challenge to translate what I see onto paper, a constant push to capture the essence of a subject with energy, texture and layered strokes. I studied Art at UNC Asheville from 1996-2000 with concentration in pastels and figure drawing. My work in college left me with a love of drawing and mixed media techniques.
Since 2000 I have been working in oil pastels, experimenting and incorporating them with other media and on different supports. I use underpainting in watercolor or water soluble pastels underneath the buttery, rich texture of oil pastel.
I live in the Raleigh, NC area with my husband of ten years, our two year old daughter, and our sweet rescue dog, Penny.
Whether I paint a landscape, still life, or figurative work, I strive to demonstrate the beauty in everyday moments. A dilapidated barn on a country road, my daughter playing in the sand with her buckets, the farm you pass every day on your way to work; are all daily treasures that you can choose to recognize or pass by without notice.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for information on commissions. I love to hear from you!
2012 Yadkin Arts Council Eye of the Artist Juried Yadkinville, NC
2012 NC Museum of Art Art of the Auction Juried Raleigh, NC
2011 Locally Grown Visual Art Exchange Juried Raleigh, NC
2011 Southern Menagerie JL Raleigh Juried Raleigh, NC
2011 Oxidation Halle Cultural Center Juried Apex, NC
2011 Art Affaire Defining Design Juried Apex, NC
2011 Cool Notes Apex Arts Council Apex, NC
2011 Pulp Visual Art Exchange Juried Raleigh, NC
2011 Oceanic Latitudes Apex Arts Council Apex, NC
2010 A Sense of Place Halle Cultural Center Juried Apex, NC
2007 Travel Scenes Visual Art Exchange Juried Raleigh, NC
2005 The Apex Gallery Apex, NC
2000 UNC-Asheville A Figurative Study in Pastels Asheville, NC
Visual Art Exchange Raleigh, NC
Apex Arts Council Apex, NC
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