I grew up in Charleston, SC and studied painting with William Halsey at the College of Charleston (BFA). I was greatly influenced by William’s abstract painting philosophy and style. I subsequently lived in Bloomington, IN, Dallas, TX and New York, NY during which time I continued painting, received an MBA from IU, was an operations manager and single mother and studied weaving.
When I moved back to the Midwest I bought a loom and began designing and weaving as well as crocheting rugs. My rugs made their way as far away as California in the US and to Europe.
An exhibit by Vera Klemment in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art moved me to return to painting. Just the smell of the oil paint inspires and motivates. The path only shows itself one step at a time. I am constantly reminding myself that all I can know is where I have been and what I am doing now. What happens next will only reveal itself in the next moment.