Having been born and raised in Georgia, my southern roots run deep and you can even  hear it when I speak.  As with most Southerners, my faith is strong, my family comes first and I’m passionate about my work.  The world has many distractions and choices, but I define  success as the ability to stay focused on well intended goals.   I have traveled, studied and lived in many places  around the globe from Hong Kong to Puerto Rico.   I have found that although the scenery and cultures can be extreme in their differences, much remains the same.  We all need someone to love, something to hope for and  goals to achieve.  My paintings depict these common essentials as I illustrate couples dancing, families celebrating and friends standing together.  Visually, I am inspired  by colors, patterns, fashion, fabrics and PEOPLE.   I studied art abroad in France and Italy, attended Parsons School of Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts From the University of Georgia.  After my undergraduate studies, I earned an Arts Education degree and taught art in a Public school.  I have pursued art for the past 23 years and each day  I keep discovering, changing and creating.  With each painting, I  fall more deeply in love with communicating through my art.  To date, my greatest sense of accomplishment has been seeing people enjoy my works at places I never imagined…the Hank Aaron Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the conference room at Spanx  and in periodicals such as “Pink” and “Better Homes and Gardens”.    I am an optimist who wants my audience to pursue their passion, to find joy in everyday occurrences and to cherish those they love.