I will always be an Artist.
Working seated out in nature led me to a deeper appreciation of plants and trees.
It was inspired to take classes at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, in Richmond Virginia. There I began the formal study of botanical illustration, working in various media including graphite, watercolor, and metal point.
I have an extensive resume of local and national exhibitions, and my work is included in private collections in the United States and in Europe.
I continue to work in the tradition of botanical illustration, studying the science (botany) and drawing and painting the natural world.
Garden of Inspiration
Nature is my source for inspiration. It continues to change and grow throughout the year offering continual interest and an abundance of opportunities to observe something new.
Sharing my creative knowledge
I was offered the opportunity to teach in the Botanical Illustration Certificate program after completing my Certificate in Botanical Illustration in May 2010.
I studied Botanical Illustration with Juliet Kirby, Cynthia Kollman, Margaret Saul, Anne Marie Evans, and Karen Coleman among others.
I’m delighted to share my knowledge with students, acknowledging them and cheering them on to achieve creative success.