I have been painting and exhibiting since the late 1980’s mostly in the Southeast although I have been in exhibitions in NYC through World Fine Art Gallery, Ari Gallery, and Abney Gallery. I am inspired by nature and the local beauty of this area, as well as the psychological processes that create this inspiration.
I was educated at the University of Tennessee (BS, MS, and PhD.) in Human Ecology. I began painting in the early 80’s as a watercolorist painting mostly nature, and rapidly moved into various mixed media, larger creations, and more abstraction in design. My work is mainly from self-exploration and experimentation with the mediums and from the passion of exploring color and textures.
2018-present Art Market Gallery Featured Artist July 2019
2019-Award winner at "All Things Country Music" Exhibit at the Cumberland Arts Center, Cookeville TN
2019-Three Artists Exhibit at Vienna Coffee House, Maryville TN
2019- Solo Exhibition at Post Modern Spirits "Springtime in Appalachia" Knoxville TN
2019-Solo Exhibition at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church " Artist's Retrospective
2018-Solo Exhibition at Post Modern Spirits "Abstracts and Figures"