Believing in Van Gogh’s theory, I began painting in oils over thirty years ago. But, for many years I was interrupted by a successful business career, raising a family and always being supported by my wonderful husband, Frank. When I began in oils, I painted the emotions of the seascapes, the peacefulness of the marshes and the beauty and elegance of the many low country landscapes. In recent years, returning to the Low Country to hear that small voice once again say ‘paint’, I began in a new medium and transitioned to watercolors. I have been mostly self-taught; however, over the years and during the transition period, I have been taught by many talented and generous artists who shared their individual and collective knowledge and talents with me and have inspired me to continue on my journey to paint!
As an artist, I see nature and life through that prism. Space, form, light, color, depth and atmosphere are vivid for me. In the use of both the brush and the palette knife I am always striving to evoke emotion by creating vibrancy of color and depth through texture. For me to improve each new painting, I must consistently coordinate these principles in my work.
My paintings have garnered awards and inspired ownership by public, private and corporate collectors.