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I am an all around artist. I enjoy every ascpect of it but excel in the areas of painting and drawing. My subject matter is primarily animals, often people and their pets! I also paint or draw landscapes and seascapes; the latter being above, below or around sea water. I draw in either graphite or Prismacolor pencils and paint in either acrylic or oils and occasionally watercolor. Sometimes I will incorporate water color into my Prismacolor drawings. Many of my works become mixed media. Add Comment


I was born in California in 1961, raised in Florida and now reside in North Carolina and have been a practicing artist since I was about 5 or 6 years old.

Originally self taught with a grandmother who was a successful artist as my mentor, I was always encouraged to look at life and transfer what I saw to paper. As a young adult I worked as an artist for a painting studio in Florida for about 2 years where I learned a lot about color!

A few years later, I moved to Charlotte, NC and finally got a 2 year degree in Advertising and Graphic design (with a career in mind). I then worked for a printing company for 4 years before going back to college in pursuit of a Fine Arts degree at the University of NC @ Charlotte. My concentration was in illustration and I studied painting,children's book illustration and drawing. I became much more "comfortable" with my talent as an artist. I had sold my work occasionally in the past, but now was becoming known for pet illustrations primarily horses.

I joined the Charlotte Artists Society 2007 and became V.P. and then President in 2009. I have won numerous awards in art shows, sold my work all over the U.S. and been on the cover of the "Chronicle of the Horse Magazine"-July 2007.

Currently I am working on numerous commissioned pieces as well as some of my own paintings, while trying to develop marketing skills for myself!


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