About me

I have enjoyed art my entire life but didn't begin to paint seriously until after retirement.  I am a self-taught artist, who likes studying about art as much as I enjoy painting.  Most of my artwork is still-life compositions.  I am especially drawn to arrangements that feature glass and reflective objects. I paint in a photo-realistic style in water soluble oils and colored pencils.  Both my oil and colored pencil works are rendered by careful application of layers of color with special attention to detail and the contrast between light and dark values.  In my spare time, I paint wooden nesting dolls and Santa Claus carvings.  I have also written a book "Paint Your Own Nesting Dolls" available on Amazon at www.amazon.com which offers a complete guide on how to paint these charming decorations.

Membership:

Colored Pencil Society of America

CPSA, District Chapter 14

Works exhibited:

Clayton Art Faire Competion, Juried Show -- 2020

CP Hidden Treasures Volume VI -- 2020

Strokes of Genuis 12 Art Competition -- 2020

CPSA Explore This! 16, Juried Show -- 2020

Falling for Colored Pencil, Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, NC -- 2019

Sensational Sharks and Their Curious Cousins, North Carolina Aquariums -- 2019

CPSA 27th Annual International Exhibition, Juried Show, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA -- 2019

COLOR Magazine Featured Artist -- 2019

CP Treasures Volume VI -- 2019

Colored Pencil Creations, Kirby Gallery, Roxboro, NC -- 2018

Celebrating Colored Pencils, Cary Gallery of Artists, Cary, NC  -- 2018

Art 55 Show, Senior Center, Cary, NC, People's Choice Award -- 2018

DRAW Reflections in Colored Pencils - 2018

A World In Colored Pencil, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Clayton, NC, 2017  

CP Hidden Treasures Volume IV – 2017

Student/Teacher Art Show, Senior Center, Cary, NC – 2014 to 2018

Art 55 Show, Senior Center, Cary, NC, Juried Show, 3rd place Award – 2016

Fine Arts League of Cary, NC, Juried Show, 2nd place Award – 2014

North Carolina State Fair, Blue Ribbon Awards – 2011 to 2013

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