Over the years I have focused on still life, figure work, portraiture, and landscape. I typically work in oil, watercolor, and collage/mixed media. The examples below are representative of the primary categories of my work, but I am always interested in experimenting in new art forms.

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My work in still life began in high school with an interest in drawing and painting meaningful objects. Still life offers an opportunity to study color and provides a compelling challenge in interpreting the nuances of space and values of darks and lights. My interest in still life has grown and evolved over the years, and it represents a continuing focus in my studio and in gallery exhibitions.

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I began to work in collage while an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. In fact, I have found collage to be freeing and worthwhile in its own right, as well as valuable for my work in other mediums. While  studying at Pratt in New York, I continued to explore mixed media, with work in cold wax and oil paint. More recently, I have enjoyed using encaustics and the depth and layers that become visible through this medium. I continue to work in collage as a balance to other forms of painting.



Creating portraits of friends and family was my entry into drawing. In fact, portraits and figures have been a part of every stage of my career—from my time as a student though my involvement in communities of painters in New York and North Carolina. I continue to enjoy creating quick studies of models in group settings, as well as more formal portraits of friends and family.