As I layer paint, I think about “chunking,” as in, breaking light and color into chunks. This is a way of showing movement through things–like the way a branch moves through a shrub or tree foliage. It’s not a continuous line but a broken one because it gets overlapped and obscured by greenery. The longer […]
Gourds have naturally beautiful shapes and colors that I embellish using watercolors, ink and found objects. Most of my pieces are painted with images from nature – trees, nests, birds, lizards, etc. The finished sculptures are sealed with wax to become permanent 3-D paintings.
“Organic Forrestry Studio and Gallery, Artist’s Garret Gallery, Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden” NATURE INSPIRED SCULPTURE and PAINTINGS “I was that kid you could always find turning over rocks in streams, looking for what wonders nature would disclose to me. This curiosity about the natural world led me to a serious life as scientist and organizational executive. […]
Hand-woven baskets, all different shapes and sizes.
Though I’d been involved with other crafts and artistic endeavors — batik, silk-screening, graphic design — once I started working with stained glass in 1980, I never turned back. Though self-taught, I learned a lot while working at a stained glass business in Cary, designing and building various glass projects. While building our dream home […]
My style evolved from my love of curves and soft edges. I see beauty and movement in wood and let the material tell me where it wants to go. I presently focus on smaller artistic pieces and use my collected wood scraps from many years of furniture making to add rhythmic overlays to my wood […]
I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. As a child, I remember painting with my nana in her backyard and on the roadside in the mountains with a picnic. Aside from a few years of private lessons, I steered away from any formal art instruction until college. I received a degree […]
I am a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a B.F.A. in Fine Art and Art Education. I opened my first studio in 2000 in Decatur, GA, working by commission and as a teaching artist for museums and schools throughout Greater Atlanta. I was also Artist in Residence for a multi-cultural church where I […]