I am a veteran painter who started my career studying portraiture and landscapes in my home state of Kentucky. I moved to Indiana in 1994 where I lived for 19 years until my husband, Don, passed away forcing me to return to Kentucky where I quickly added a studio to pursue my art.
I have taken workshops with Zoltan Szabo, Robert Hoffman, Camille Prezwodek, C. W. Mundy, Karen Vernon and Tony Couch. After moving to Indiana, I quickly became involved with great organizations in Brown County, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and Columbus where many important painters contributed to my art education. My first watercolor won the Memorial Award at Ft Wayne. I was also accepted into the Hoosier Salon that same year, and then chosen as a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine out of 8000 entries.
I prefer a more impressionistic style of painting and paint a variety of subjects focusing on strong values and color contrasts.
Some of my favorite painters are Rembrandt, Singer-Sargent and Remington. I also like modern day painters Kevin MacPherson and Marilyn Simandle. I’ve had five one woman shows, have been an active member of the Brown County Art Gallery since 1996. I have been a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indiana Plein Air Painters, Indiana Heritage Arts and Hoosier Salon. My major shows/awards include Hoosier Salon, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Fort Wayne Art Guild, Carmel International Arts Festival, and Indiana Heritage Arts.