About the artist

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember having a pencil or crayons in my hand. I created imaginary worlds on paper for hours almost everyday of my childhood life. My love for drawing turned into a passion for painting in my mid 20’s. I chose to teach myself how to paint through many successes and failures which led to my own signature style of painting.

I start each painting with a feeling. Usually the emotion comes from an element of Mother Nature. Perhaps it’s the wind on my skin, or the way the sunlight dances across the water of a mountain stream. I then take on the responsibility of translating that feeling onto canvas. I work from my own photographs, experiences, and imagination. I spend a great deal of time exploring the beauty of the Tennessee where I currently live. My roots run deep in this area, and I feel an intense connection to the land. I paint seasonally, and have an abundance of inspiration every time I step out my front door. 

I work with a limited palette of phthalo blue, ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, and titanium white. Every color you see in my work has been carefully mixed and crafted for each painting. I apply my paint in layers. I start with brushes and then work my way to palette knife. I work exclusively with oil paint. 

 I am also deeply inspired by classic artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. They have very much influenced my style of painting with their textured and impressionistic expressions. In my collection of work you will find lush landscapes, blossoming trees, blooming flowers, songbirds, abstracts, and animals. 

 When I am not painting or exploring, I am spending time with my three sons, husband, and three dogs. 

 

 

 


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