Welcome! 

Born and raised an Episcopal Ministers child, I developed a love and appreciation of art as far back as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of dappled colored light flooding in through stained glass windows in historic beautiful churches. Countless hours were spent studying that light and I understood that sense of peace even back then as sparkling color danced in and washed over everything and everyone. Loved being surrounded by a sense of belonging, the history and tradition and also the grace that was there for the taking…blessings.

While I was always a creative soul, I know that oil painting came to me when it was supposed to. Painting gave me a place to escape to and find peace while caring for my Mother with severe dementia the last ten years. I now know that finding that peace in the paint is a gift for me to share and pass on to others.

Inspired by light, color relationships and beautiful movement, my purpose is to take those elements into strongly designed compositions that touch others.

I have been told my work has a “beautiful thread of softness and grace” and love that. I strive to portray all the peace and grace that I feel into each painting while pushing into abstraction as far as the paint will take me no matter the subject.


 

REPRESENTING GALLERIES


Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN
Gallery Vibe, Naples, FL
Gregg Irby Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Heerys Too!, Athens, GA 
The Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC
Two Friends, Saint Simons Island, GA 
Tyler White O'Brien Gallery, Greensboro, NC

RESUME


Education

BSED, University of Georgia, 1980
Teaching Certification in Visually Impaired, Mercer University, 1981
Self Taught with National Art Workshops and Intensive Study/Mentoring- Continued Education 2010-2018

 

Exhibitions

Artist for Southeastern Design Home, April/May 2018 Artist for Southern Living Home, NC 2017                       Two Artist Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2016
"Lovely" Show at Anne Neilson Fine Art, Jan-Feb 2016
Group Show, ArtSource Gallery, November 2015
Group Show, Bennett Gallery, 2015
Masterpieces and Minis Show, Gregg Irby, 2015
Artist in Nashville Symphony Home, 2015, Nashville, TN
Artist for Designer Tour of Homes, 2015, Raleigh, NC
Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA of America
Artist for Southern Living Inspired Home, Georgia, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist Month of March, 2014
Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC, Featured Artist, March, 2014
Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN, 2013-2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, April 2013 to August 2014
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Low Country Show, April 2013
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April 2013 to March 2014
dk Gallery, Marietta, GA, April Flowers Bring May Flowers Show, 2013
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Small Works Show, December 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Golf Show,October 2012
Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Emerging Artist Show, August 2012

 

Corporate and Private Collections

Private Collection Coach Kirby and MaryBeth Smart  Official Artist for Georgia Section, PGA
Private Collection Bubba Watson, PGA
Private Collection to Davis Love III, PGA
Private Collection Sonny Seiler, Breeders of UGA Mascots
Collection- University of Georgia and UGA Campus- Butts-Mehre Building
Collection- Offices of Bulldog Club Foundation, UGA Campus
Corporate Collection- Horseshoe Bend County Club, Atlanta, GA
Professional Organizations
American Impressionist Society, 2013-2018
Oil Painter’s of America, Associate Member, 2013-2018
Athens Art Association, 2011-2017
Daily Paintworks, 2011, 2012
Juried Member of Daily Painter Originals, 2011


Press

Atlanta Homes Magazine, Southeastern Design Home      Atlanta Homes Magazine, Smart Home Exclusive     Painting in TV Show "Nashville" 2015/2016              Painting in HGTV Show "Nashville Fixer Upper" 2015/2016
Six Paintings in TV Show "Southern Charm", 2014/2015
Cover of Nashville Arts and Home Magazine, 2015
Pretty Pink Tulips, April 2014
Cover Artist for Fore Georgia Magazine, 2012

 

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