After earning a B.A. in Art, M.A. in Art History, and Ph.D. in Art Appreciation/Aesthetics, I joined the faculty of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, where I serve as Professor of Media Arts. I have studied with noted watercolor artists Tony Van Hasselt, Judi Betts, Linda Baker, John Salminen, Bettye Carr, Skip Lawrence, and Cheng Khee-Chee. I'm a SIgnature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, and an active member of the Atlanta Artists Center, the Glynn Art Association, and the Ossabaw Artists Collective . I live with my husband in a 150-year-old log cabin in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Painting with watercolor is a wonderful antidote to my long days spent teaching computer graphics. I love the instant gratification of putting paint on paper, the excitement of watching pigments interact with each other, the surprise as the painting reveals itself. My favorite subjects, landscapes, reflect my love of being outdoors. Growing up on an island has left me with a constant yearning to return to the land of my childhood, and painting is the vehicle that takes me there in my imagination. Being a part of the Ossabaw Artists Collective gives me the opportunity to share my love of Georgia islands with others through my paintings.