ABOUT

Photo by Evan T. Howell

I create vibrant and richly layered mixed-media paintings inspired by the creatures, patterns, and systems of the natural world. 

 

I work with oil paint, cold wax medium, oil sticks, graphite, and paper to build texture, color, and depth in my paintings. I add and remove layers in each painting in order to develop a history - both in the work itself and as a reflection of the painting subject.

 

My background in environmental science and my years of work with The Nature Conservancy informs my art and shows in my affinity for trees, water, birds, bugs and other animals, and the rest of the living world.

 

In 2013 I co-founded Pleiades Gallery in downtown Durham, NC to provide more opportunities for local and regional artists to exhibit their work.

My artwork has been featured in multiple episodes of HGTV’s Love It or List It, and my paintings are sought by private, corporate, and university collectors. 

Gallery Representation

PS118 

Durham, NC

Glave Kocen Gallery

Richmond, VA

Exhibitions

 

2019    Glave Kocen Gallery, December with Tom Chambers, Kimberly Wheaton and Steve Griffin

2019    Glave Kocen Gallery, Hung Juried (exhibition winner)

2019    Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Handcrafted 2019

2019    Pleiades Gallery, Wild Ride (solo show)

2019    Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, Resolutions 2019

2018    Pleiades Arts, Truth to Power 6

2018    Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, Resolutions 2018

2017    Pleiades Arts, Truth to Power 5

2017    The CoOperative, The Main Event    

2016    Pleiades Gallery, Truth to Power 4

2016    First Runner-Up for Art Prize Pitch Night at 21c Hotel (with Nate Sheaffer)

2015    Pleiades Gallery, The In-Between (solo show)

2015    Pleiades Gallery, Truth to Power 3

2015    Pleiades Gallery, Durham Under Development

2014    Visual Artists Exchange, Contemporary South 2014

2014    Pleiades Gallery, Paint the Sky (solo show)

2014    Durham Art Guild Juried Show

2014    Pleiades Gallery, Truth to Power 2

2013    Durham Art Guild Juried Show

2013    Fine Art Carolina Gallery, Mebane, NC, Set The Table for Loaves and Fishes

2013    Pleiades Gallery, Truth to Power

2011    UNC Women’s Health Information Center, At the Water’s Edge (solo show)

2011    Durham Art Guild, Global Maladies

2009    Durham Art Guild Juried Show

2009    Office of Mayor Bill Bell, Durham, NC (selected as a Durham “Artist of Merit”) (solo show)   

2008    Duke Hospice Center, Durham, NC (solo show)

2007    Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Finding My Spiritual Home: Exploring the Sacred Through Symbols and Nature (solo show)

2007    SKY Art Gallery, Aberdeen, NC, Simple Gifts (solo show)

2006    The Yoga Spot, Durham, NC (solo show)

2006    SKY Art Gallery, Aberdeen, NC, Symbols—Nature—Mystery (solo show)

 

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