I have been making functional pottery since 1991 and I never tire of making even the simplest cup. From slow moving wheel to application of fluid and silky slips and glazes to a soda firing that always produces surprises, the process provides endless fascination to me. The process culminates in meals with friends and family […]
Not on Tour
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.
I consider myself a watercolor naturalist. I am passionate about nature and environment, as well as painting these things in watercolor. The domestic animals on my farm, animals from the NC Zoo and many local landscapes find their way into my paintings on a regular basis and offer endless painting opportunities. I enjoy sharing my […]
All my life I have been drawn to art. My career as a medical illustrator spanned more than 30 years and I loved the intricacy and detail required for my artwork. Since retiring in 2001, I have chosen to express my artistry in clay because it offered the same opportunity for intricacy and detail plus […]
I love to throw. Clay on the wheel feels like silk beneath my hands. Spinning nothing into something, it is as close to working magic as I ever expect to get. My aim is to create a pot that is visually and tactilely welcoming — one that works well and is a joy to hold […]
I continue to be attracted to the rural landscape – the lay of the land, the neglected barn, sometimes a figure who belongs to the setting. My hope is to create an impression which condenses nature’s complexity and transience into a simple poetic message.
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 […]