I am fascinated by color. It's beauty is inspirational and it's influence on dimensional space is intriguing. My work reflects my passion for capturing this beauty wherever I see it and allowing it to sculpt the spatial plane of my canvas. I have tried many different mediums, but oil is my favorite. This medium is perfect for luminously displaying the subtlety of color.
I love working 'en plein air' where I find I can observe colors that are missed when doing studio work. The artwork of Florida artist Beanie Backus has been an inspiration to me in my own work.
Education and Experience:
I studied art from a very young age at the Art Workshop of Winter Park, Florida. After receiving a degree in graphic design from UCF, I worked for the ABC affiliate, WFTV in Orlando, as a graphic designer. My work in television also included illustration, set design, and courtroom sketching.
After leaving WFTV, I did freelance work in graphics, painting and sculpture of architectural artifacts. The opportunity to sculpt architectural artifacts allowed me to use my talent for three dimensional work. I was privileged to be commissioned to produce art for both commercial and residential properties all over the state of Florida.
Presently, I am painting 'en plein air' and studio work. I am a member of the artist’s group, The Florida Painters, www.thefloridapainters.com, and Women in the Arts,
The University Club Winter Park Florida
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Crealde Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Orlando International Airport- GOAA Show
West Orange Country Club
The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando Magazine ‘Paint the Town’
1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art
Orlando City Arts Factory exhibit, ‘Love Works’
Timucua White House Orlando
Casa Feliz Historic Home in Winter Park
Orange County Public Library, Orlando, 'Women in the Arts' juried show
The Art House of Casselberry, The Florida Painters exhibit
Maitland Public LIbrary
Rotary Club of Casselberry Calendar Exhibit
Florida Hospital at Altamonte
Winter Garden City Hall
2nd Place Wekiva Island Quick Draw 2014
1st Place and Patron's Choice Award - Women in the Arts 2015