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    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


Recent Exhibits


    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.