Monet said "Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It's enough to drive one mad." I completely relate to this wonderful dilemma - inspired by everything around me, I never run out of subjects to paint! My art reflects my passion and enthusiasm for life and the things that I love; and in painting what I feel emotionally drawn to, my hope is that I am able to give my viewers something to connect to - a memory of a favorite place, a moment with a loved one, or just to simply make them feel happy when they look at my art. One of my collectors tapped her heart and told me that my art "was a feeling you get inside." That is so humbling and absolutely the most I can ever hope for as an artist.
I find inspiration from my travels to various towns and cities in Europe, as well as the coastlines of the South...but there is also plenty of inspiration right out my back door, and I love that I don't have to travel to an exotic locale to paint the beauty of a sunset!!! I often use a palette knife to achieve thick layers and texture, and enjoy experimenting to discover beautiful color variances and lots of energy and movement.
I am a self-taught contemporary impressionist painter and native of Greenville, South Carolina. While I am definitely influenced by the Impressionists of the 19th and early 20th centuries; I have combined other techniques to achieve an ever evolving style of my own. I started painting late in life and am the perfect example that it is never too late to follow your dreams!
Take I-385 to Haywood Rd and turn left at the top of the ramp. Turn right on Pelham Rd. Go 3.9 miles and turn left onto Charis St. Take the second right into Eastpark at Pelham office park. The studio is on the left.