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.
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)