Artist's Statement:


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, www.womeninthearts.org

Exhibitions:

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

 

Awards/Honors:

2nd Place Wekiva Island Quick Draw 2014

1st Place and Patron's Choice Award - Women in the Arts 2015