I love painting outdoors...
...in all of the different seasons. Quite often I return to the same spot to work, because the location changes from hour to hour and day to day. There will always be a new visual discovery.
After years of painting, my interest is to interpret landscape. The subject matter is about physicality and energy of the paint and less about landscape as “scenery”. Produced by the painted marks, dashes, swipes of oil and oil stick, shapes and color all come together to represent the mood, light, and sense of place. From a close vantage point the work is most abstract, but viewed from a distance it “comes together” to represent a field, marsh, or “view”.
The artist studio is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle County, Virginia. I also love to work at Wrightsville Beach on the Southern coast of N.C. Dramatic Lunar high tides are accessible only a few times a year, and are accessible only by boat. The marshes flood and bloom, just like a field.
Images of monotypes on also on this site. Monotypes are hand made, one of a kind and all original prints.
Fellowships and Awards
Truro Center for the Arts, Artist Residency
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Acadia National Park, Maine
Les Amis du Grande Vigne, Dinan, Brittany, France
Virginia Center for Creative Arts
An award winning plein air painter, she was invited to the First Plein Air competition in Curacao. Her work has been chosen by the U.S. State Department for the Ambassador’s residence in Riga, Latvia and rented for the TNT television drama "Good Behavior".
Musee’ d’Jean Haffen, Dinan, France, U.S. National Park Service: Cape Hatteras, Acadia National Parks, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA., Hospital, Emily Couric Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Va., Shady Grove Cancer Center, Bethesda, MD., UVA at Culpeper Hospital, and Augusta Medical Facility, VA.