I want to dwell in the unfinished edges

I want to dwell in the unfinished edges

Why are the edges of my work important? Why do I feel compelled to leave the exposed borders and messy trails of paint around a carefully planned composition? It might be my relationship with my substrate, the paper. Maybe if I leave a little bit exposed, the viewer can sense of the expanse of white that started the work. If I transformed it all, how could I keep celebrating the process?
February 21, 2019
Why Instruments?  Reflections on the variety of reasons why I paint musical instruments.

Why Instruments? Reflections on the variety of reasons why I paint musical instruments.

We are all like instruments playing a carefully arranged composition.  I hope to lift my voice up to anyone who will listen and be an instrument of joy and bright color.
February 07, 2019
Big things in Anderson SC

Doing Big Things in Anderson!

I’m doing big things in Anderson!  Did you see my billboards last week?  I was so delighted to have my art displayed on billboards on Clemson Blvd and on North Main Street.  Here's how I managed to get my art on a billboard.
January 30, 2019
Best Christmas gift EVER! (A Watercolor Commission Story)

Best Christmas gift EVER! (A Watercolor Commission Story)

It was so easy and fun to work with Jamie on my special Christmas gift for my husband. Her creativity and enthusiasm for her work is contagious. My husband declared it the best Christmas gift ever!
January 09, 2019
An interview with myself.

An interview with myself.

As I start 2019, I’m imagining an interview with myself - my younger, more fearful self from January 2018 - learning from myself now in January 2019. I have been given these gifts to share - and I intend to change the world with my art.
January 01, 2019
Announcing my partnership with Bay 3 Gallery!

Announcing my partnership with Bay 3 Gallery!

Bay3 Gallery is located in the Anderson Arts Center next to the downstairs Atrium Gallery.  It’s open Tuesday - Saturday and also by appointment.  It’s a wonderful Saturday morning destination: shop the farmer’s market next door and then see local art.
December 17, 2018
2018 Anderson Arts Center Artisan Market Recap

2018 Anderson Arts Center Artisan Market Recap

November 29-30, 2018: I had such a great time meeting everyone who came out to the Anderson Art Center's first annual Artisan Market.  I was excited to be among the first group of talented artists and makers to set up in the upstairs gallery for the event.
December 03, 2018
I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.

I was made to create: I am meant to do this work.

God has brought me to this amazing place and he will be in my fingers as I complete the work. I am meant to be here and I am meant to do this work.
November 18, 2018
My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio

My Wacom Intuos Pro: one of my favorite tools in the studio

My Wacom Intuos Pro is a graphics tablet that lets me draw on the computer in the same way that I would draw on a paper. As a leftie, I can use my dominant hand to interact with my graphics software - which I think makes me faster and more creative. I draw and paint on the computer.  I use it to create layouts in design software and to browse the internet as if I am drawing a sketch. I am fast, intuitive, and efficient on my graphics tablet.
November 08, 2018
Using Kolner Miniatum: techniques I use in my pieces

Using Kolner Miniatum: techniques I use in my pieces

As an artist, I feel that it is important to use archival and time-tested materials in my work. I have a responsibility to sell a work that is not only beautiful but also designed to last. I was delighted to find a line of products by Kolner made specifically for gilding on paper.
November 04, 2018