Travel and art share a life-enriching and creative partnership in the artist’s life. She has a passion for exploring new places throughout the world and creating original art with a focus on pastel paintings, and also uses watercolor, oil, photography, and other media. Joy of life, creative expression, and spiritual sensitivity are the characteristics of the artwork. Color, light, and texture convey a balance between impressionism and realism. A subject, or experience, speaks to the artist and she aims to allow a spiritual interpretation to flow, not from her, but through her.
Beyond a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree she has studied in wide-ranging situations to expand personal knowledge and creative resources. She has taught various media and techniques of art to people of all ages for thirty years. In teaching, she says that she often learns more herself than she shares with her students. She has taught for the Asheville Art Museum and now, starting in 2020, offers Virtual Pastel Classes and Demos via Zoom.
The artist exhibits and sells artwork in diverse venues and has pieces in private collections from Maine to California, Spain and France, to Ecuador and Chile. She has received various awards for her art in many juried international Pastel Exhibits and is an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Maine, and a member of the Appalachian Pastel Society.