My “Bicyclette” series was completed in 2015. This series was painted to honor underprivileged young girls in Cambodia. Without bicycles, they have to walk on foot to their schools and risk their lives and their safety. The bicycle is a literal and figurative means to empowerment and education. Bikes = education.
The majority of the house facades were commissioned by people who wanted paintings of their homes. Either because they were moving or just to memorialize a place they love.
During 2020 and continuing into 2021, I strictly quarantined at home. My yard and immediate natural surroundings became my fascination and focal point. I began a semi-abstract garden painting series on paper that soon lead me into a chinoiserie gardenscape fantasy world of botanicals and exotic birds.
I was raised by a gardener and a wood carver; both were lovers of nature. I was surrounded by the Appalachian mountains and was taught early on about the differences between perennials versus annuals and to respect and protect nature. I am a painter, a writer and am deeply curious and protective of the environment.…
Village and city views are among some of my favorite paintings. I love when I am commissioned to paint particular views of towns or view of cities.