Honors and Awards
My artwork is largely influenced by travel. I lived four years in Rome, Italy, and traveled while there to France, Amsterdam and Ireland. It was a recent trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, that brought all that I loved of those countries back to me - the well-worn patina of doorways and walkways, the old-world feeling of cathedrals and cobblestones. The aged textures intrigued me and found their way into my work, alongside a soft, muted palette. I use both brush and palette knife to achieve those affects.
My paintings in this show are influenced by my love of such artists as Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning, the Dutch abstract expressionist painter.
2014 - ”The Art Lesson,” a painterly depiction of Kelly Fitzpatrick and members of the Dixie Art Colony is chosen to be a part of the Smithsonian exhibit in Wetumpka, Alabama, ”The Way We Worked." 2014 - Artwork ”Jacob's Ladder" accepted into the Energen Art Show, Birmingham, AL
2013 - Best of show and First Place award in the ECAG art show, hosted by the Kelley Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery, Wetumpka, AL
2013 Artwork "Equus V" juried into the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Biennial Show
2012 Membership accepted into the prestigious Women Painters of the SouthEast, WPSE
2011 - Retrospective One-Woman Art Show at the University of Alabama which included 29 pieces of artwork.
2010, 2011, 2012 - Commissioned by the City of Montgomery, Alabama to do the poster artwork for the RiverWalk Wine Festival event
2012, 2013, - Artwork chosen by the City of Wetumpka, AL for their River and Blues Jazz Festival
2010 - Artwork purchased by Energen Corporation to become part of their permanent collection.
2009 - Artwork accepted into the Energen Art Show in Birmingam, AL and the annual Regions Bank Show in Montgomery, AL
2008 August - River Region Artists Exhibit, Armory, Montgomery, AL
2008 April - artwork selected for the Junior League Showcase house, Montgomery, AL
2008 March - artwork juried into Energen Show, Birmingham, AL
2007 September - One-Woman Show, Capital City Club, Montgomery, AL
2007August - River Region Artists Exhibit, Armory, Montgomery, AL
2007 March - artwork juried into Energen Show, Birmingham, AL
2006 August, River Region Artists Exhibit, Armory, Montgomery, AL
2006 July, One Woman Show, Alabama Public Library, Montgomery, AL
2006 One Woman Show, Capital City Club Show, Montgomery, AL
2006 Artwork juried into the Energen Show, Birmingham, AL
2006 Artwork juried into the Alabama Wildlife Federation Show, Millbrook, AL
2006 Artwork juried into the ArtsRevive Show, Selma, AL
2005 Winner of the Montgomery Business Committee for the Arts Award, Montgomery, AL
2005 Artwork published in The Montgomery Sketchbook
2005 Artwork juried into Alabama Wildlife Federation Show, Millbrook, AL
2004 One Woman Show, Capital City Club Show, Montgomery, AL
2003 ECAG Winter Show - HONORABLE MENTION- watercolors and HONORABLE MENTION-pastel. Judged by Steven Cole, Birmingham Southern.
2002 ECAG Winter Show - PURCHASE AWARD-painting purchased by Colonial Bank.
2002 ECAG Fall Show - SECOND PLACE-watercolor. FIRST PLACE-pastel. Judged by Barbara Gallagher of Green Garden Gallery.
2001 ECAG Winter Show -PURCHASE AWARD-painting purchased by Colonial Bank.
2001 SAC`S Waterfront Show -HONORABLE MENTION.
2001 Festival in the Park -MERIT AWARD.
1999 ECAG Winter Show-PURCHASE AWARD-painting purchased by First National Bank of Wetumpka, Alabama.
1999 Flimp Festival, Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, SECOND PLASE-Pastel Sidewalk Show.
1998 ECAG-Winter Show PURCHASE AWARD-painting purchased by SouthTrust Bank.
1998 Flimp Festival, Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, HONORABLE MENTION - pastel Sidewalk Show.
1979 Paint Montgomery Show - FIRST PLACE - painting purchased by Union Bank and Trust, Montgomery, Alabama.
Mary Mount International High School, Rome, Italy
University of Alabama - B.A. in English Literature 1978
Continued her education attending workshops and painting classes over the years, including a recent workshop with the contemporary impressionist painter, Anne Blair Brown