Art is my passion. It gives me vitality and energy. It makes me feel alive and connected to the universe.

I aim to paint everyday. When I am not able to do so, I don't feel complete.

I painted in realistic watercolors for several years, but my goal was always to paint abstractly. After painting a great many paintings and taking classes, I finally paint now totally abstractly. I use mixed media and do a lot with experimental art. I like the fluidity that fluid acrylics and inks provide and I use these two medias frequently. I also do collages. Occasionally I use pastels.

I have been in many shows nationally and internationally. Most recently I was juried in a pastel show of the International Society in Tacoma, Washington in 2011.

After getting an MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I taught languages for many years. I am now retired and live with my husband and dog, Benji in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to belong to WIA and I admire its purpose.