A native of Atlanta, Georgia USA, after college I lived in the New York and New Jersey area during the seventies and eighties, moving back to Georgia in the 70’s. I am married and have a daughter and stepson. My husband is a retired musician who is currently working as a fine art photographer. My hobbies are many but among them are photography, journaling, and reading art history, and poetry. Poetry influences my work profoundly. I read and study books and articles about trees and follow a number of writers whose focus is on the environment and the landscape. My library is very diverse and each book is a path to inspiration.
I am lucky to have begun my art career in fabric design, fine art and commercial photography. Studying Asian and medieval art history at Emory University was a catalyst for my current work. The skills I learned during my early years have influenced my work as I often use both design knowledge and photographs as a basis for inspiration. I still enjoy taking and printing photographs for my own pleasure and use them for inspiration for my drawing and painting.
My paintings, work on paper and monotypes investigate memory in both its fragility and power. Exploring my personal history leads me to create abstract landscapes that serve as a metaphor for the passage of time. Inspiration for images comes from working many hours in the studio and in the field: observing, and drawing. I like to use many layers in each painting, using those layers to reveal how memory may be recorded in color, texture and shape. My painting process I think of as aging the surface.
I work in a studio that is housed in an old art deco factory building built in the 1940’s in Metro-Atlanta, the Artisan Resource Center. I give demonstrations and art talks in a variety of venues including schools, art organizations, colleges and universities.
My work is in corporate, private, and public collections throughout the United States. The collections include: Ventyx Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Georgia, Perimeter College, North Georgia College and State University, The ART Station, the Ben Hill-Fitzgerald County Library, the Women’s Center at Kennestone Hospital, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacksonville State University and Livingston College at Rutgers University in New Jersey. I am represented at TEW Galleries in Atlanta, Georgia; Roan and Black Gallery in Saugatuck, Michigan; Art Alley in Birmingham, Alabama and RobertKent Gallery in Marietta, Georgia.