I create multilayered visual contemporary paintings and mixed-media pieces. Each work of art has a personal story, with aspects of our natural world. All created through a cohesion of color using oil or acrylic paints.
Throughout my life my love of travel and have spent many years hiking through the blue ridge & smoky mountains. Traveling has become a part of my artistic process. I have created a body of work based on my travels and adventures and of the trees constantly expanding, as are my obscure creatures in nature. Documenting through art vibrant insects and fading flowers. Each piece varies in form and theme. From small works to large-scale geometric lines, figurative pieces depicting the many transformations of women, to landscapes.
The Pathways series is another long running series of paintings, based on many hikes and wonderful memories of camping trips with family and friends.
My latest artworks of mixed-media/textile art is a discussion about clothing waste. From gowns to used jeans, the formation of each piece begins after a long process of deconstructing materials, then hand and machine stitching to shape contemporary abstract forms. Each piece is designed with vibrant textured materials.