Art has always been a passion and hobby for me. I am an artist, nature and animal lover, and I love that I can combine these passions into art.
I self taught myself in my early years, most of my early drawings were animal portraits and landscapes in pen and ink or pencil, as gifts for family and friends. I took Adult Ed lessons, starting with classes in drawing and painting in acrylics, and joined a local art club. After several years of acrylic painting classes, I began taking lessons with a pastel artist who has been working with pastels for over 40 years. I did still lifes, landscapes and some portrait work. I next began taking lessons with local pastel artist, Christine DiMauro, a member of the Pastel Society of America, who has won several awards for her pastel work. I continue to take lessons and workshops to learn and evolve as a pastel artist. I have been featured in the January 2020 Issue of the Leland Magazine, and the October 2019 issue of Forest View Magazine.
I paint landscapes, people and animals. I also paint commissioned pet portraits. “I love painting animal portraits and capturing their spirit and colors that nature gave them that we don’t always see.” I am a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina, Art League of Leland, and the Coastal Pastel Society of North Carolina, and reside in Leland, North Carolina, near Wilmington, North Carolina.