Who I Am
How one views the world is a critical component in progressing or regressing, as the case may be, one’s own humanity in life. I have a side-eye wariness of the world that, in my mind, is subtly nuanced and visible only to me. What other people actually see… Well.
How one views the world has everything to do with how one chooses to be in it.
I am a contemporary artist working in oils and acrylics. My style is representational and my palette is saturated, primal color. I am entranced by the relationship of color and emotion and I am influenced by the political, spiritual and sometimes cynical wariness of my generation as well as my heritage, my come- from- place. I consider that I am both a Womanist and Humanist and I use art to explore what that means to me.
I was born in Muskegon MI in 1954 – part of the baby boomer generation that emerged from the ashes of world war to question humanity — a lot. Today, I live with humanity on the outskirts of metro Atlanta. My formal education included a stint at SCAD Atlanta where I majored in painting and was recipient of the SCAD Artistic Honors, Amos Glenda Knight Keys and Joel C. Reeves scholarships for painting. I have had two successful solo exhibits and participated in numerous group exhibits at local galleries including Arts Xchange, Mason Fine Art, Southwest Arts, Arts Clayton and deFine Art. I am also the author of Camouflage, a book of short stories and poems, and co-author to a chapbook entitled We Paint Poems.
Sometimes I paint what I can see.
Sometimes I see what I can paint.