Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, I learned to love nature and appreciate it's natural beauty. I have such fond memories of my grandfather, who shared my love of animals. I have lived in the Charlotte, NC area now for 21 years. Its a beautifully inspiring place to paint. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Florida and furthered my education at the Art Institute of Atlanta. From there, I started my own successful business as a Trompe LOeil artist for residential customers. The work included various nature themed murals, wildlife, and decorative borders. I continued my career as a portrait artist, where I was commissioned to paint championship dogs and beloved family pets. Today, I continue to concentrate on the dry pastel medium because the color is unsurpassed and this medium allows me to paint loosely or realistically. All of nature and light inspires me. Im a current member of the Piedmont Pastel Society.
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