Painting has been part of my life for thirty years
now. Many of those years were spent painting on location, and it still
is my favorite way to paint, because what I put on canvas or paper
outdoors is livelier. My first medium was oil, but later I added
watercolor as another avenue to achieve the effect I wanted in my
painting. Ink drawings are fun to do as well.
After painting for many years in workshops and
taking lessons from artists s.a. Janet Tillery, Doyle Fellows, Cynthia
Parsons, Donny Finley, Tony van Hasselt and Wayne Spradley, I went back
to school and took art classes at Jefferson State Junior College and
It is important to me to remain open to new and
different ideas to improve my painting. Workshops, other artists, and
trying new and different approaches help me to keep learning.
My work has won awards at various art shows, and
is in homes, businesses and offices all over the country. I taught a
beginning class at Alabama Art Supply, and continue to teach in my home
For several years my work was at the Loretta
Goodwin Gallery in Birmingham. Currently my paintings can be seen in
Anniston at the Art Works Gallery, or in my home studio, by appointment.