Travel, combined with my passion for creating art, expands my vision and
inspires me to paint. Excursions to Japan and France have afforded me the
opportunity to immerse myself in foreign cultures. While traveling, I see paintings
everywhere! Bubbling over with ideas and images, I return to my studio,
sketchbook and photos in hand, to recreate the excitement of my adventures on
paper and canvas.
A favorite destination is the South Carolina Lowcountry, where I am deeply
connected to Pawleys Island, my refuge for more than forty years. I love the old
cottages, each holding treasured stories of families who, for generations, have
gathered there by the sea. My time spent on Pawleys Island inspires me to paint
images of beach houses, curtains blowing in the breeze, people on the beach,
and children dancing in the waves. Capturing the essence of place, in both
expansive and intimate landscapes, is my ultimate goal.