My art is a reflection of the images of my childhood which stand etched in time. Riding through the NC countryside as a child in the winter, I gazed through the window and viewed a desolate field. At the edge of the field a leafless tree stood gnarled and stark against the pale sky. Later in my young life I walked the hills of Raleigh; not knowing where I was going. I often stopped to view the depth and detail of the clouds which sparked layers of daydreaming and thought.
As a young woman I walked home late at night and the moon consoled and inspired me. Through times of extreme loneliness, this trio of familiarity (tree, clouds, moon) connected me to the world and drove me to create.
Like my subject matter, my medium reflects my relationship to the piece I am creating. Acrylic for when I know what I want, oils for when I don’t. I use pen and ink with watercolor because it allows me to create anywhere. This is the basis for my journey through art and my passion.