My art background is varied. I have taken more courses than I care to remember, mainly at James Madison University summer school at Shrinemont with Jerry Coulter 16 years; VA. Museum; VCU; Christophora Robeers wherever she is teaching; R&F Paints in Kingston, New York; Montpelier Center for Art and Education; Rappahannock Art League; Sue Sites prior to her death was a real influence on my work. I also took classes from Chase Decker when he was at J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. These are just a few of the places I have studied. I am always taking classes and trying to learn something.
Inspiration for my work comes from nature. I love working in a variety of media to interpret and portray the beauty of God’s creation.
My process is difficult to nail down. I work in encaustic, oil paint, and mixed media. These efforts can result from observing nature, working from photos or my imagination.
The choice of materials depends on the subject matter.
TAG satisfies with my need to affiliate with an art group. I have a home in Tappahannock and deep roots there.