Meet The Artist
Medium: Acrylic and Oil
This is my first gallery show and I am happy to say I did it before turning 40 this year. A lifetime of art expression seems to be my theme, but I have given it all away over the years and never really thought myself or my craft to be mature enough to show in such a public fashion. Raised in a Navy family, I traveled from here to there, and this no doubt has had an influence on the images I choose to paint and the artwork I create. For I make art using all kinds of mediums, recycled materials and substrates, and have a really big collection of finished and unfinished work at home. I am a wife and mother, work a 9-5, believe in community activism, the environment, kindness, and have a “judgement free zone” sign at the front door. Our family is new to Clayton but have made a home here and looking forward to making more memories.
Color, texture, movement, vivid strokes, and layers. These are the elements of my work. The imagery depicted comes from my head but influenced by life. Nature inspires me, plant, animal, human, and I use pallet knives & brushes to express multiple layers of texture and depth. Some say the style is realistic impressionism and a flare for Van Gogh. This collection of oil and acrylic paintings are framed by my father in old North Carolina barn-wood. The notches and raw textures of the wood compliment the attractive, strong colors of the paintings. To see my work hanging in a gallery is an honor and even more so if others like it too. Thank you for supporting local artists.