While being raised in the hills of Charleston, WV, family vacations formed my love for the beach. I never wanted my vacations to end. Fond memories of those times have inspired the hints of coastal life in many of my pieces. I currently live in sunny Florida. Living in a beach town has inspired my coastal themes even more!
My love of drawing and painting led me to study Graphic Design and Advertising at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, which gave me the opportunity to design print advertising in Charleston, WV and Houston, TX.
After a decade of raising my two sons, I re-entered the workforce designing decorative flags, home decor and garden products in Richmond, VA. Though I get very excited to create something fresh and new for the seasonal art and no longer live in Virginia, my art continues to be influenced by my memories of my flower gardens and bird feeders. In some cases you will find scenes from my old back yard!