I have been involved with visual arts all of my life; trained as a potter at a young age, followed by instruction in composition and perspective and finally painting
I draw inspiration from both the world around me and my inner spiritual life and express it through color, line and form. Color is the continuum throughout my work. Whether I am exploring nature, or man's imprint upon it, or human emotion or spirit, color is at the foundation of the metaphor.
Whether my work is representational or non-representational, I deconstruct a moment, a place, or a feeling and recreate it in form and color. The essential thing is offering a visual expression of those things in our human experience that words cannot express.
I am a member of the Tidewater Artists' Alliance (TAA), and The Hampton Art League, of Hampton Roads VA. My work is in private collections around the world .
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