In my twenties, I was thrilled when my father, a portrait artist, taught me how to capture the essence of people in pastel on velour paper. My love of nature and animals, however, led me to capture the spirit of beloved pets and the magnificence of wild animals instead.
Over the years, my path as a single mother working in the Federal Government has afforded me opportunities for travel to Europe, Asia, and across the US, photographing wildlife along the way. My art has won awards both in Pastel and Photography in South Carolina while my past work of wildlife have been represented by Charleston galleries when the coast was my home.
Having relocated to Richmond, Virginia to be close to family, I am excited with the opportunity to focus on my art and to explore a variety of mediums . Pastels, however, are my first love, as I seek to bring joy to others in rendering their beloved furry family members, and to share my sense of our connection to the special Beings of Nature.