I was born and raised in the south and raised by a beatnik mother and a stern military father. We lived all over the south and sometimes we were lucky to land in exotic places, which I am sure gave me my wanderlust.
After I raised a son and got divorced, I headed to the West coast. In pursuit of my long deceased mother’s memory, I settled in Portland. and finally felt like I had found home.
I’m a Southern girl living in the PNW. Painting and drawing are my first loves, but I love to sculpt and make dioramas too. I am always searching for my own way to convey a sense of home in my work, whether it is the journey to find it or the eternal search for it.
I have shown my work from Atlanta to NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, and all the way to Australia. My charcoal drawings of Bill Murray were featured in an art book published and titled , “The Art of Being Bill”.
For the past 5 years, since moving to Portland, I have been the gallery coordinator at Splendorporium Gallery in Southeast Portland.
Birds are a constant theme in my work, along with iconic figures and mythology.