As an artist, author, app developer, yoga teacher, and apprentice shaman, I am fortunate to have multiple avenues for my creativity.
After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts from Denver University, I took night classes in information technology and taught arts and crafts in Richmond, Virginia.
Mid-career, I accepted a software developer position in Atlanta. Although it was a radical career change, it proved a fascinating and challenging outlet for my creativity.
Upon my retirement in the tiny shipping village of Thunderbolt, Georgia, my sunrise walks along the intracoastal waterway and my late boyfriend’s request for a portrait triggered my metamorphosis into the artist I am today.
Currently, in addition to my painting, I am on my second edit of Pageland, a story based on growing up as one of six siblings in rural Virginia in the early 1960s.
My recent paintings celebrate the beauty and love I find everywhere — in a loved one’s smile, the camaraderie of siblings, sunrise walks along the intercostal waterway, and in looking out over the fields of my childhood home — beauty that evil and tragedy can’t erase. ...