Painting and Other Artistic Adventures
I received a BA in Fine Art from Agnes Scott College. I have shown work at various galleries and shows around Nashville, Tennessee.
I adore bold lines and brilliant colors, but my work, like my influences, tend to be eclectic. There are some works that I simply must paint: to pin certain emotions to the canvas and translate personal pain or joy into something that other people can relate to. This is the same reason I write; it is the the highest purpose of art, that it reminds us of the common humanity that binds us.
Some works, I simply want to paint. These are the more polished pieces, born of compositions that haunt my mind until I commit them to canvas or paper. The creation of something beautiful feeds my soul in a way nothing else quite does. Life is too short and often too brutal not to surround yourself with as much beauty as possible. This goes for bath towels, salt shakers and paintings.
Some paintings are simply “fun” or even a kind of meditation for me -- works where the process is everything. These paintings are generally the abstracts: joyous experiments with color and texture and found objects to produce art that does not overpower a room in which it hangs, but rather compliments and completes it.
Below are some of my paintings, but by no means all. You may notice a lot of tomatoes in my work. That's because over the last ten years or so I've participated annually in Nashville's wildly popular Tomato Art Fest held every September.