My husband and I moved to Wilmington in 2016 after retiring from business. Having moved into our newly renovated home a few years later, I dedicated my “work” self to pursuing a life-long interest in painting.
My artwork over the years was generally realistic subject matter in watercolor and colored pencil - still life, pets, people. As I began painting in Wilmington, I decided to move to non-objective artwork, first in watercolor then mixed media. I have always been drawn to abstract paintings because they allow the viewer to interpret the work for themselves. I enjoy exploring color, materials, and composition, often beginning with a word or phrase as inspiration, but I’m not much of a planner when I paint. I rely on what appears during the process of creating to influence my work as it progresses. Eventually, each painting tends to take on a particular character and articulates an emotion or thought, eventually resolving to a finished piece.
My current series Yesterday’s News, is a response to the onslaught of disturbing daily news. Rather than ignoring the news (I tried!) I use the newspaper as collage material to create artwork that makes something interesting and more palatable out of current events.
I share my home with my husband and two Bichons, Lilly and Cooper. I enjoy spending my days creating artwork and gardening.
My paintings are available for sale at my ArtWorks studio in Wilmington, NC and at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC. Please contact me here if you have questions or would like more information.
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