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I create pastel paintings with the goal of bringing the openness and peace of being outdoors.

I feel the medium of pastel is ideal for depicting wonderfully strong sunlight and shadow which I love to paint. The immediacy and feel of drawing combined with the beautiful rich colors of pastels make this my medium of choice.

I have been working exclusively in pastel for the past seven years and have studied extensively from wonderful nationally known pastel artists

It has been my honor to be accepted into two national art shows and have won numerous regional awards as well as awards at the state level of North Carolina Pastel Societies.

My mission as a teaching artist is, first and foremost, to encourage other artists in their art journey! I am passionate about pastel painting and truly enjoy sharing what I have learned with others.