I grew-up on the outskirts of Macon, Georgia with an incredibly close-knit, southern family. Fun fact - both sides of my family lived within walking distance. I was 16 when I created my first "real" painting on canvas. My Grandmother's church had a vacation bible school and it was during the "arts and crafts" time that we worked on a landscape piece. I had always been drawn to the creative, often expressing myself through writing. But, something "clicked" during that week at VBS, and I knew painting was going to become something very special. A self-taught artist, I continued to pursue painting on my own over the years, attending workshops in the community and online. Now I paint and create out of my home studio in Cumming, Georgia. And, I completed my first art residency in Noyers Sur Serein, France in June 2019.
I am primarily a palette knife artist that uses an impasto painting method, applying thickened acrylics onto the canvas with the knives. I absolutely love the energy, texture, and unique blends of colors created by this process. Once drawn in by the texture, customers often reflect on the emotional connection they feel from the piece. I feel satisfaction when I see either their smile or look of intrigue from engaging with my work. My paintings include elegant abstracts, feminine florals, inviting landscapes and charming gift pieces for that special person. I'm also available for commissions for clients in need of custom artwork.
My palette knife paintings can be found in private art collections across the country. They can currently be purchased locally around metro Atlanta at Marty Mason Collected Home in Midtown, Wild Oats and Billy Goats in Decatur, Serendipity in Roswell and at juried art shows and festivals around the Atlanta area. For those not local, you can purchase directly from me here in my online art gallery. I am always open to new opportunities so please e-mail me with inquires.