Best Painting Award
St. Augustine Art Festival
November 24-25, 2018
1st Place Gold Award
Jacksonville Watercolor Society
Silver Award Fall 2019
St. Augustine Art Assoc.
Wild Florida Show
Village Arts Framing
155 Tourside Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
11 Aviles St.
St. Augustine, FL
Greetings! Thanks for visiting my site. I've been honored to have my paintings published in AMERICAN ARTIST magazine, The Best of America Watercolor Artists, the annual best of watercolor SPLASH 11, and SPLASH 16, as well as other national publications.
My love of drawing began when I could hold a crayon. A yellow-green one was my favorite. Not only did it have a pleasing color, but it tasted pretty good too. Even as a child, my enjoyment of nature’s beauty was never ending. I've always been fascinated by the intricacy and hues of colors, patterns, light and shadows.
In 2001, I was fortunate to travel to Paris and Vienna. Up to then I'd had only drawn with pen and ink, but had not ventured into painting. Inspired in Vienna by a beautiful outdoor flower shop, I decided to give watercolor a try. It was love at first stroke and it has been a love affair ever since. After a few years of experimenting and growing as an artist, I started entering art exhibitions, and have been encouraged by winning several Best of Show awards. Of course, the ultimate compliment is having collectors purchase my work for their home or business. After many requests, I started teaching watercolor workshops in 2006, and have had the privilege of teaching many wonderful students throughout the southeast.
In 2008 I expanded into oils, and enjoy the challenges they also bring. I also get a deep satisfaction painting pet portraits, especially those fur babies that have passed away. It's an honor to create such a treasured keepsake.
Blessed to do what I enjoy, I'm grateful for the many wonderful folks encountered on this journey, and look forward to the many paintings the future holds.