I received my Art Education degree from Meredith College, and completed forty five hours of graduate studies in Art Education from East Carolina University. I taught Visual Arts in Wake County high schools for many years, and have my AP Studio Art certification. I have been a member of the National and North Carolina Art Education Associations and participant of the yearly conferences, the Pastel Society of NC, the Visual Art Exchange of Raleigh, and a resident artist of Sunflower Studio and Gallery.I am currently a member of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists and Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. I have participated in many community art events including: site coordinating for the United Arts campaign, Meredith College teacher exhibits, the Duke Raleigh Hospital show on Diversity, the Heart of the Artist Community Arts Festival, NC State Fair professional artist competitions, and the Wake Forest Area Artists tour.
About My Work:
Given my history as an art educator it makes sense that I enjoy creating in a wide variety of mediums. I have worked in fibers and ceramics, but am currently working primarily in 2-D. I have a large number of florals in both watercolor and pastel. I also do portraits in pastel, and home portraits in watercolor. My childrens book illustrations are usually either in pencil or watercolor, but I also work in acrylic. I paint animals, trucks, landscapes, people, garden tools… whatever catches my interest! I take work on commission and have private student classes in my home.