I grew up on a farm in the small town of Louisville, Georgia and received my BFA in Art Education from UGA. I later earned my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. I taught at the high school level for over nine years and painted in my spare time. When my third child came, my husband and I decided that I should quit teaching to focus on being a mom and to create art.
We were made by a Creator and have that same purpose - to create. Whether it’s drawing a portrait or painting an abstract, I love creating special pieces for others to enjoy. There’s something inside of me that just isn’t satisfied until I can create something. I enjoy doing this for myself, but I get no greater joy with my artworks than when I can paint a special piece for someone else. I have been able to capture the sweet memories of someone who has passed on, the milestone of a high school graduation, a portrait of someone special, or the joy a couple shares during the first dance at their wedding reception.
I have an eclectic style and enjoy working with a variety of media and subject matter. Regardless of what I am painting, my hope is that my artworks enrich others' lives by adding an extra element of joy, peace, or happiness!
Thanks for giving me this opportunity!