McGuffey Art Center: Studio 25
American Society of Botanical Artists
Central Virginia Botanical Artists
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Botanical Art
Virginia Master Naturalist: Rivanna Chapter
McGuffey Art Center Winter Group Show 2011
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - Group Show, May 2012
Tuckahoe Library - Central Virginia Botanical Artists, June 2012
Mcguffey Art Center Summer Group Show 2012
McGuffey Art Center Winter Holiday Show 2012
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember: still life, landscape and nature studies in pencil, watercolor and oils.
Over the last two years I have become intensely interested in Botanical Art. Combining my love of flowers and birds with my desire to be in the moment through drawing and painting fulfills me; time spent observing, learning to truly see, extends far beyond the fabric of the canvas, informing my personal philosophy.
I also find pleasure in capturing the transitory nature of life in visual journals. Whether traveling or sitting in my front yard I find journaling a fun, informative method of keeping a record of daily observations and ruminations.
I love learning new techniques and mastering new skills. I also enjoy sharing that knowledge with others. I have 20 years of experience teaching art to all age students.