My inspiration comes both from the beauty of landscapes around me, and the complexities of painting faces and the figure. I have worked in acrylic and watercolor, and am now painting solely in oil. I have lived in New Mexico and am still inspired by the landscape there. Since we moved from Arlington to Charlottesville, I have been enjoying the subtle beauty of the mountains and the rolling hills here. Sometimes I draw inspiration from scenes, both interior and outside, that come from my imagination. I particularly like working with line and color and studying how other artists have used these elements to express their feelings in their paintings.
While we lived in Arlington, I studied at the Torpedo Factory, exhibited paintings in the Touchstone Gallery and was a member of the Artists League. Since moving here, I have participated in a residency at the Vermont Studio School, and have studied privately with Rick Weaver. I have also studied with Phil Geiger at UVA. My work has been shown at Bozart Gallery. I am pleased and excited to be a new member of the Firnew Farm Artists Circle!