After spending decades living and working a fast-paced, intense lifestyle, I find my art creates an oasis allowing me to rest, relax, and rejuvenate my soul. It redirects my attention to the unique beauty in everyday life. With my eye for detail, I enjoy capturing these special moments to share with others.
While many artists prefer to focus on their own visions, I value creating commissioned art. This work invigorates me as these pieces provide an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of someone else. A near insatiable inquisitive nature and thirst for knowledge is what feeds me as an artist and, as an individual.
I work from life as well as photographs. My process begins with finding a concept that “speaks to me.” If I have an idea but no photo references, I enjoy taking my own pictures. For each image, my media is chosen depending on the effect I want to create. In many cases I will combine media. During the past few years I have focused primarily on dry media such as pencils and pastels, but I’m enjoying expanding my ability to create art through various painting techniques, especially watercolors and oil.
For my clients, my goal is a final creation that results in happiness, joy, and when appropriate, healing.
“The judges were stunned when they learned the entry was not a photograph.
The level of precision is amazing!”
First Place announcement for “Darn It!”
Project Enhancement Corporations' Annual Art Show
Small Works Show VI
Yellow Barn Studio
Starting May 29th, 2021
Friends of the Yellow BarnSee exhibit
Drawing and Water-based Media
Friends of the Yellow Barn
Starting September 4th, 10am (online)See Exhibit
October 1st - 3rd (in person)
October 1st - 31st (online)
Bee is for Blossom
Multimedia CategoryWaterford Fair Website
Side by Side
Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA
Opens October 15th, 9amSee more
Greenhill Crossing Fall Festival
Shopping event with original artwork,
prints, and merchandise.
14700 Gap Way Gainesville, VA
October 23rd, 10am-2pm
For further information about my artwork, or to commission a piece, please contact me and I will get back to you shortly.