Artist Statement 
I split my time between Highlands, NC and Largo, Fl, with studios in both locations. Sailboats to Bears, Trawlers to Cabins, Waterfalls to Sunsets – these were my inspiration for a long while. As with so many artists, over time my work became looser, more expressionistic, large and mostly non-objective. I now classify myself as an Abstract Painter.

My works are about the process and feature texture, light or heavy; marks of all kinds; deep colors; patterned backgrounds; drips and various mediums. They convey energy, lyrical or frenetic. They convey mood, serious or lighthearted. I find the painting process exhilarating. I feel successful when I believe the last one is my best one. I am intrigued with the comments and interpretations of my viewers. 

While a few are difficult to plan and execute & others come easily, I usually think “What fun that was!” when I finish.


I exhibit frequently at and/or member of:
      GALLERIA MISTO, Belleair, FL 
      FLAG – Florida Artists Group
      ISAP – The International Society of Acrylic Painters (Signature Member)
      PAVA – The Professional Assn. of Visual Artists
      TESA – The Exhibiting Society of Artists 
      Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL
      The Bascom, Highlands, NC
      Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL 
      Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
      Suntan Art Gallery, Pass-a-Grille, FL 

      Old Hyde Park Art Gallery, Tampa, FL

I am a past president and now member of Las Damas de Arte, a group of women artists based in Tampa, FL who raise money for art scholarships. 

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