My paintings present corridors of vibrant color, enabling the viewer to engage and explore multiple areas within the composition. The process begins with a variety of gestural mark making. I apply layers of oil paint and cold wax medium intuitively to create shapes using various colors constructing an architectural foundation. Subsequent layers are added for their complex visual interest building a history. I enjoy using unconventional tools like bamboo skewers, whisk brooms, and twigs to incise the surface revealing the previous layers. Editing is integral within my work. Often it redirects the painting as areas are excavated and others clarified. My attentiveness of the layers and the corridors they form, encourage the viewer to delve deeper throughout each painting exploring subtleties and nuances.

Education

  • Mississippi State College for Women
  • University of South Alabama
  • Columbus State University

Affiliations

  • Member ArtSpace Collaborative Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Founding Member of the Advisory Board to the Bo Bartlett Art Center, Columbus, Georgia
  • Founding Member of the Joseph House Gallery Cooperative, Columbus, Georgia

Awards and exhibitions

2022Art Space Members’ Show, Richmond, VA
2022Virginia Museum of Fine Art Studio School Students’ Show, Richmond, VA
2021Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, commissioned poster art, Columbus,GA
2019Ft Benning Soldier Marathon, Commissioned poster art, Columbus, GA
2018-2020Beyond Go Figure Invitational Show, The Barlett Art Center, Columbus, GA
2019-2021Solo Show, Galleria, Columbus, GA
2018Society of Cincinnati commission, Anderson House, Washington, D.C.
2018-2020Home Is Where The Art Is, Group Show, The Barlett Art Center, Columbus, GA
2018-2020Table to Tableaux, Art for Education, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
2017Group Show, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2016HGTV Programming, We Bought the Farm
2016Ruth Yancey Childrens’ Library, Chattahoochee Valley Library, Columbus Georgia
2016Painting With The Masters, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
2015Midtown Mingle commissioned poster art, Columbus, Georgia
2011-2014“Let There Be Art”, Invitational, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
2012Art Naples, International Contemporary Art Show, Naples, Florida
2012Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Juried Show, Blue Ridge
2011Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out, Pine Mountain, GA, Honorable Mention, Quick Draw 
2010Spring Into Art Juried Show, Best in Show, Valdosta, GA
2010Thomasville Cultural Arts Center Summer Showcase, Honorable Mention, Thomasville, GA
2010-2012Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out Juried Invitational
2009Columbus Artists Guild Show, Best of Show
2008Columbus Artists Guild Show, Lucille Drake Award
2008Georgia Artists’ Guild Albany Show, Second Place
2008Group Show Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2008Callaway Gardens Summer Show, Pine Mountain, Georgia
2006–2010Columbus Museum Art and Antique Show, Columbus, Georgia
2007Georgia National Fair, Honorable Mention, CB&T Award, Perry, Georgia
2006-2012Green Spaces Special Places Show, Two Sisters, Columbus, Georgia
2006Georgia National Fair, Third Place Award, Perry, Georgia
2006Columbus Artist Guild Award, Peoples’ Choice Award, Patron Award
2004Georgia Literary Festival Invitational Show, Columbus, Georgia
2004Steeplechase Art Show, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
2003Flying Colors Art Show, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
2002Solo Show, Joseph House Gallery, Columbus, Georgia
2001-2004Flying High Art Show, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
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