I play with light and warmth in my paintings in three mediums – watercolors, acrylics and oils. My motifs feature landscapes, building, streets and, of course, doors from North Carolina, Mexico, Italy, France and Ecuador. I have a number of pieces featuring young children and adults. My paintings portray the doors through which I have walked: the people and places that have touched my life. To me, art tells the story, recalls the memory or captures the mood. I start the creative process with my camera and later gather subject matter from my large photo library.
Art as a career began after painting a watercolor of “Renfrow Hardware”, a one hundred year old hardware store in Matthews, NC. I painted the piece to celebrate the store’s 100th anniversary. I made prints of the painting and the entire signed and numbered edition sold in less than three months. This followed with paintings of three more historical buildings in Matthews and launched my career.
As well as having my art work in homes and corporations throughout the United States and Europe, my artwork was also featured on the book covers for The Eagle’s Wings Trilogy by Catherine Ritch Guess. And more recently ©"CellaBrations!" a creator of greeting and note cards honored me by featuring my artwork on a selection of their cards. My collection of cards now includes European scenes, animals, florals, whimsical, hearts and a large selection of scenes from Bald Head Island, NC. All cards were created from original paintings.
Memberships include The North Carolina Watercolor Society, The Charlotte Art League, The Guild of Charlotte Artists, The Charlotte Artists Society, The Matthews Artist Guild and The Smith Island Art League.