I am a mixed media artist born in Nashville, but recently located near the river down in the Tennessee Valley. My morning walks and bike rides by the river and through the trees have become a welcome source of inspiration for my art. The water and its banks extend the perfect balance of peace and wildness. I work with a variety of art materials, and I love them all! My favorite approach to painting is layering. Each painting I begin is a new adventure and experiment for me, and I love to create layers of paint and texture that draw the viewer in to look a bit more closely. I have been using my hands to create most of my life, and consider them my favorite art tools of all.
When not in my studio, I'm likely out watching the birds (my recent favorites are the wading birds and the cranes), loving on my children and their children or hiking and exploring with my husband.