I am an artist living in Greenville, SC. My work is "realistic abstract," and I employ a variety of unconventional materials to create spontaneous pieces with rich textures and lively forms. i create my paintings through an unstructured process that involves flexibility and improvisation.
I grew up in the Spartanburg/Greenville area and have enjoyed creating art from an early age. I studied Studio Art at Columbia College and earned a degree in graphic design from Greenville Technical College. I worked in the graphic arts field for 10 years, and I continue to teach my techniques to children and adults alike in workshops.
In 2007, I along with several other local artists, opened the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville on North Main Street. I maintain permanent gallery space here and serve as the President and a Founding Member. The AGGG is celebrating 12 years of business and is currently the oldest co-operative art gallery in Greenville.
Over the past several years, I have participated in Greenville's Open Studios and Flat Out Under Pressure. I have exhibited at Center Stage, Warehouse Theater, UBS Gallery, Blood Connection, The Cliffs, as well as the Anderson and Pickens museums to name a few. I have entered numerous art shows and have received awards for my work in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina as well as national art competitions.
I am an active member of the Glynn Art Association (Saint Simons Island, GA), Jekyll Island Arts Association, and Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council where I currently serve on the board.