After graduating from NC State’s School of Design, I was a graphic designer for many years before becoming a full-time artist. A North Carolina native, I enjoy living in the Triangle area and part-time at Sunset Beach, near Tabor City, the small town where I grew up. I paint in both places, inspired by my love of nature, especially the coastal environment. My oil paintings feature unspoiled vistas — calming and rare — deserted beaches, rolling waves, tranquil marshes and colorful clouds in vast skies. Working from observation, memory and imagination, I mix and blend layers of color — balancing darks and lights to render a familiar landscape in a nontraditional, contemporary way. And though derived from actual places, my paintings are not about a specific location but an impression of everyday nature — where the colors of sky, earth and water converge on the horizon.
I'm fortunate to spend time at Sunset Beach, near where I grew up in southeastern North Carolina. This cherished place holds many memories for me and its beauty feeds my spirit. As I walk the beach, kayak the marsh and watch the sky, I find inspiration for my paintings.
my Triangle home studio
my Sunset Beach studio