biography / artist statement
I am a native Atlantan living near Madison, Georgia in beautiful lake country. The natural beauty of the land and water in this area inspire me every day.
My love of art began for me as a small child. I always knew I wanted to become a painter. While my friends were playing sports, I was drawing and sketching. I was fascinated with all aspects of art.
I began a formal study of art in my early 20's at the Atlanta Art Institute and studied privately with Quida Canady and Constantin Chatov.
I painted professionally and taught art in Atlanta for over 20 years. I traveled and painted throughout the Southeast and Mexico.
After many years' absence from painting, I moved to North Florida and started painting again. I loved painting the landscape, marshes and wetlands of the North Florida and Georgia coast along with the Spanish architecture of St. Augustine. My work was displayed in galleries and art shows in Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. I also taught art in this area.
I paint in oils and watercolor, and I am also a photographer. My love of painting motivates me to spend some time each day in my studio.