I have enjoyed drawing and painting ever since I can remember. Living in East Tennessee, I am mesmerized by the beauty around me: the landscapes, cityscapes, people, animals and plants. Through reading, observing other artists and painting every chance I get, I portray the world around me. I am fortunate to have shown my work in local group exhibitions, galleries and juried shows. One of my cityscapes won "Best in Show" at the Tennessee Artists Association 2008 Art Exhibit.
I am a native Tennessean, born in Greeneville, who lived for many years in Knoxville and now resides in Tellico Village. I am self-taught and have been painting for over 45 years. I have formal training in interior design and put that to use in designing bold paintings for today's interiors. I focus primarily on watercolors producing a variety of paintings from photographs from my travels to the beach, mountains and my back yard. You will find rich colors in my flowers, landscapes and cityscapes.
I am a member of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, Fountain City Art Center, the Arts and Cultural Alliance, the Tennessee Artists Association, Tellico Village Art Guild and an associate member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society.