Art has been a love of mine since my youth. Childhood coloring books eventually flowed into charcoal sketches, and then into the wonderful worlds of watercolor and photography. Regarding watercolor, I was initially inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, and more recently, by the lively, unique and beautiful style of Joyce Hicks. My whimsical paintings of landscapes, flowers and garden creatures reflect my love of nature, travel and flower gardening. I’m self-taught with the exception of a weeklong night class many years ago taught by the very talented Theresa Fisher in historic Eufaula, Alabama, and a much more recent weeklong workshop with the internationally recognized Joyce Hicks. Lately, I was honored to have my watercolors and photography exhibited in the Oh Artist Where Art Thou art exhibit in Senoia, Georgia. I am a current member of the Georgia Watercolor Society.
As for life behind the lens, photography has also been a longtime love. I love to capture beautiful, fleeting moments in a photograph. The fifty millimeter lens is my favorite as well as shooting in manual mode. As a photographer, I am self-taught and have been inspired by the work of Ansel Adams, the many talented National Geographic photographers and the fabulous Annie Liebovitz. My photos have been shown at the First Friday Art Walk in Columbus, Georgia.