About

I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to begin formal art study with avian artist Florence Guise, and to continue with her twin brother, renowned seascape artist Charles Vickery, for a total of ten years in their curious, quirky and inspirational studio in LaGrange, Illinois. Later I received additional training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Living just outside of Chicago afforded me regular exposure to many great local artists as well as the Art Institute’s brilliant and varied collections. Happily in 1987 I relocated to North Georgia where beauty and inspiration abound. At this point in my life, painting and art are inextricably woven throughout everything I do and are constantly in my thoughts, and potential paintings are all around me.

Art Education:
• BFA – American Academy of Art, Chicago Illinois
• Private study for ten years with avian artist Florence Guise and seascape artist Charles Vickery

 

Recent Exhibitions and Awards:

2019

• Juried into the 2019 Cumming FUMC Festival of the Arts, March 23-April 7 • Juried into the 2019 Metro Montage XVIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, July 13 – September 8

2018
• Juried into the 2018 Cumming FUMC Festival of the Arts, April 15-29
• Juried into the Johns Creek Art Center 2018 Friends Exhibit, April 12-May 5
• Participated in the 2018 Summer Cherokee Arts Center Member Show
• Juried into the 2018 Metro Montage XVIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, July 7 – September 9
• Juried into the 2018 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show, October 6-November 10

2017
• Awarded two commissions for 48″x36″ oil paintings Opal Sky I and Opal Sky II installed on permanent display in the Main Lobby of the new Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, GA
• Juried into Heritage Sandy Springs Festival
• Participated in the summer Cherokee Arts Center Member Show

2016
• Juried into the premiere Gibbs Garden Monet Waterlily Festival September 24-25
• Juried into Acworth Art Fest, April 9-10
• Juried into Crabapple Art Fest, October 1 in Milton, GA
• Participated in summer and fall Cherokee Arts Center Member Shows
• Represented by Sedgewick Gallery in Alpharetta, GA

2015
• Watercolor Making Irish Music placed in the Cumming FUMC Permanent Collection during their annual Festival of the Arts in Cumming, GA
• Juried into Dunwoody Art Festival, May 9-10
• Juried into Crabapple Art Fest, October 3 in Milton GA
• Participated in summer and fall Cherokee Arts Center Member Shows

2014
• Juried into First Friday Art Walks, Marietta GA
• Juried into Marietta ChalkFest Art Show, October 11-12
• Finalist in Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait competition for oil portrait Brooklyn in Repose
• Participated in the fall Cherokee Arts Center Member Showhild is an rtist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

                                                                                                           – Pablo Picasso