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About the Artist

My art revolves around people and nature, two of my strongest interests. With a focus on people in the context of daily life, I invite the viewer to speculate on the subject’s experience and emotion. The nature paintings focus more strongly on elements of beauty. I attribute my interest in figurative painting to a lifetime of unabashed people watching. Through painting, I indulge my curiosity by exploring the momentary gestures, reactions, and experiences that captivate me. The interludes with nature refresh and refocus my perspective and enliven my interest as I move back and forth between subject matters. I have received training through the Atlanta College of Arts (CE), Chastain Arts Center, Spruill Center for the Arts, and other educational offerings in the Atlanta area. Strong influences have included Ben Smith and Marc Chatov, and I am currently serving as Marc Chatov’s apprentice.



Exhibitions and Juried Shows

National and International Juried Shows

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, Spring 2017 Online Exhibit
    A Delicate Balance (oil on linen)
    NOAPS Committee Jury

  • Women Painters of the Southeast, Summer 2016 Abingdon, VA
    Water Oaks of Merriwether (oil on canvas)
    Dot Courson, Juror

  • Women Painters of the Southeast, Summer 2015 Blue Ridge, GA
    Yellow River Afternoon (oil on linen)
    Camille Crawford Day, Juror

  • Oil Painters of America 2013 Summer Salon, Petoskey, Michigan
    Clamshell Microcosm (Oil on Linen)

  • Award of Merit North Florida Pastel Society 11th Biennial National Juried Show, Niceville, Florida
    Clouds over Amalfi (pastel on paper)
    Margaret Dyer, Juror

  • Atlanta Fine Arts League 4th Annual National Juried Show 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
    Waiting (oil on canvas)
    Margaret Dyer, Juror

  • Southeastern Pastel Society 2010 14th International Juried Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia
    Four Feathers (Pastel on Paper)
    Duane Wakeham, PSA,  Juror

  • Rome Art Coterie 2010 National Juried Art Exhibit, Rome, Georgia
    Berry Days (Oil on Linen)
    Sandra Paynter Washburn, Juror

  • International Association of Pastel Societies 14th Exhibit – Annual Web Show 2009
    Clam Shell II (Pastel on Paper)
    Duane Wakeham, PSA, Juror

  • Pastel Society of America 37th Annual National Show (2009), New York, NY
    Clam Shell I (Pastel on Paper)
    Board of Governors, Jurors

  • Atlanta Artists Center’s 2009 National Show, Atlanta, GA
    Going Places (Oil on Canvas)
    Reflections (Oil on Canvas)
    Annette Cone-Skelton (Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia), Juror

Other Juried Shows
  • Marietta Cobb Museum of Art Metro Montage 2017
    A Delicate Balance (oil on linen)
    Kelsey Moran, Juror

  • Marietta Cobb Museum of Art -- Metro Montage XIII
    Public Pier (Oil on Canvas)

  • Portrait Society of Atlanta 2013 Summer Exhibition (Richard Whitney, Juror)
    Rick and Luna (Oil on Canvas)

  • Honorable Mention, AFAL Small Works Show 2012, Atlanta, Georgia
    Three Shells Standing

  • Multiple Atlanta Fine Arts League Shows

  • Best in Show, Atlanta Artists Center Dogwood in Springtime Show 2011, Atlanta, Georgia (Gordon Selby, Judge)
    Blue Morning, Oil on Board (Best in Show)
    Round I, Oil on Board
    Backstage, Oil on Canvas

  • Binders Limelight Gallery (AAC Group Show) 2010 (Gordon Anderson, BVA, Juror)
    Clamshell III (pastel on paper)

  • Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art – Metro Montage 2010 (Adriana Del Collo, Juror)
    Reflections (Oil on Canvas)

  • Georgia Art League - 2010 Spring Salon, Gainesville, GA (Damon Carter, Juror)
    Haiku (Oil on Canvas)
    Taking Leave (Oil on Canvas)

  • Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston AAC Show 2010 ( Jane Jaskevick, Juror) –
    Oh, Susannah! (Oil on Linen)

  • Third Place in New Member Show 2008 (Junko Ono Rothwell, Juror) -- Atlanta Artists Center –
    Grandpa’s Mandarins (Pastel on Paper)

  • Honorable Mention in Synchronicity Show 2008 -- Atlanta Artists Center
    Waiting (Oil on Canvas)

  • Dogwood Show, 2009 (Shane McDonald, Juror) -- Atlanta Artists Center
    A Tale of Two Cities (Oil on Canvas)

Solo and other Exhibitions
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