My journey began studying at the Art League under the tutelage of great artists like Wolf Kahn. I then ventured out into the world to discover the intersection of life, nature, and art. 

The adventure began in Abique, New Mexico near Georgia O’Keefe’s ranch where I spent the summer on a quest to understand color.  The teal, purple, sage, and tan of the desert taught me how to recognize what is truly important as I painted the beauty of nature in the quite moments.

I then dove into truly understanding the many textures of nature as I painted beaches, forests, mountains, and fields.  A thirty-year (and counting) journey that has taken me all through the United States and the numerous meanings of the seasons. I felt the comfort of a warm sweater as you hike through the mountains in autumn as I illustrated the change of the season.  I embraced the calming of the snow fall in winter as I filled my canvasses with wintery scenes.  I experienced the joy of the first bloom in spring as I set up my canvass to plein air paint among the flowers.  I reveled in the relaxation of sun-filled beach days of summer as I sketched out seascapes.

Three years ago, I was awarded a grant to paint in the French countryside at Chateau Orquevaux.  The Colza fields that surrounded the village created a sea of yellow that stretched out into the horizon.  I found harmony.  The vibrant flowers were in perfect union with the rustic homes and a toast of champaign in the afternoon. 

I now consider the different perspectives of what surrounds us as I trace out a single line that will create a human form while teaching Contemporary Figure Drawings at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center and as I add drama through the movement of water while painting at my studio on Lake Lanier.

“I paint who I am and that changes by the hour.  I am not one painter or another but many at any given time.”


Resent One Person Shows

2023  August 17-Oct 4 "A Moment in Time"   Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2022  August 4-30 "Summer Wind" Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson NJ

2022 July 2-29  "Coastal Collection"  The Studio Gallery, Darien, GA
2021 August - "New Inverness, Life and Legacy on the Altamaha River", Reinike Gallery, Atlanta GA
2019 April - "American Artists at Chateau Orquevaux" Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson NJ

Public Collections 

Chateau Orquevaux, France
Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
Bob and Red Buisson International Art Collection, with a painting that won First Place, as judged by Alexandra Skliris curator of the High Museum,of Art, Atlanta, GA
Art Curator - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Philip Masters Intersal Headquarters - Explorer/Discovered Black Beards Boat. Presented at Awards Ceremony NYC
USTA United States Tennis Association - National Headquarters in Atlanta, GA
Kevin Costner’s movie, “Draft Days”
"Hawaii 5-0" Set Design
"Sticky Notes" Set design
CBS “Playing House” Decorating Show
Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation – Tulsa, OKPrivate/Public Collections

Current National Competitions and Exhibitions

2015 First Place judged by Assistant Curator of the High Museum of Art Competition, “Pink Komono” at Festival of Trees, GA
2015 American Society of Marine Art “Neptune’s Symphony in Pink”, FL
2015 Artfields, “Running Rapids ‘ SC
2014 American Society of Marine Art - Cruising Southern Waters, “A Treasure’

Artist Education
MA and BS from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Post grad at the Art League, VA and Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, New Mexico. 
Workshops with Wolf Kahn and Albert Handell


Professional Organizations

President of Georgia Art League 2013-2015
Oil Painters of America,
American Impressionist Society
American Society of Marine Artists

“A single line can take you to many possibilities if you
will allow yourself to travel there.”