I am a mixed media artist. My work includes acrylic paint, collage, drawing and image transfers. I use a variety of materials in my work to build layered surfaces and create fragments of meaning. Dress patterns, found objects, maps, thread, tissue paper, and my own photography are some of the items I include in my work. I work rapidly, make marks with my fingers and rub images away.
I select materials based on what I am drawn to. Vintage magazines, patterns or text can evoke a moment in time when combined with old family photos or my photography of the South. Living in North Carolina and often traveling to the mountains of Virginia, I photograph the road-side, concrete yard art, water towers, and derelict buildings. Forgotten areas on country roads often lead me to subject matter that feels disturbing and beautiful at the same time.
Currently I am exploring new techniques such as painting on cast off pieces from furniture manufacturing and using solvents to transfer images.
I sell my work locally in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC, and sell prints through Fine Art America. I teach art classes for adults at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and teach art classes for children at local schools and at my studio.