Since retirement I have devoted full time to painting and teaching. I teach a watercolor class and a calligraphy class each week at Uptown Artworks in Greensboro, NC, a working studio gallery where I share space with 13 artists (click here for class descriptions).
Painting is my passion, and I paint for the process. To me, the medium is mysterious and exciting, and creating art is about the basic need to experiment with the process. I love making art and watching colors mingle and glow. My paintings are not always representational, but rather expressions of the subject or scene. Taking liberties with color and choosing interesting subject and shapes are the methods I use in striving to capture the feeling for subject, rather than a description. My work is primarily in watercolor but I have a great love for oils as well.
Greensboro College, course work
Kings Business College
Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), Commercial Art
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2-year special Calligraphic Art studies
Portrait, Watercolor, Calligraphy, Oil workshops with nationally and internationally-known instructors
Visual Art Director with City Arts, City of Greensboro Cultural Center. Retired in 1999 after 30 years of service.
2009 International Watermedia XVI Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Merchandise Award
2009 Aqueous Open, 63rd Exhibition
2006 Aqueous Open, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 60th Annual International Exhibition
2006 The American Landscape, National Juried Competition
2006 The Graceful Envelope Contest (Washington DC Calligraphy Guild), Honorable Mention
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 Watercolor Society of North Carolina Juried Exhibition
2004, 2005 and 2006 Associated Artist of Winston Salem, Honorable Mention