I love living at the beach...and on an island. The smells, sounds, water, wind, wildlife all make it a wonderful place to be.This place gives me inspiration for my artwork and creativity. Whether it's on the beach, on the water, under the water, in the marshes, or in the sound I enjoy creating my own interpretations and expressions of the wildlife and their surroundings. Textures, colors, patterns, shapes, movement all play a part in my pieces. I move from realism in my soft pastel works to bold graphic shapes, patterns and colors in my colored pencil and ink work.
I graduated from the School of Design at North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and continued in that direction after graduation. Having always enjoyed drawing and illustrating, I soon was in the screen printing business designing T shirts along with the design work. In 1996 I moved to Hatteras Island and began pursuing a career as a working artist. I now enjoy selling my artwork in many galleries and stores up and down the Outer Banks as well as nationwide distribution on a variety of products - Giclée prints, ceramic tiles, cutting boards, wallets and bags, notecards, mousepads and more. My graphic design work includes a Gallery Guide for the Outer Banks, logos, brochures and marketing of my own work.
I feel lucky to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of this area and experience it much of the time through kiteboarding. Along with the exhilaration of the sport, it gives me the chance to be surrounded by the smells, sounds, water, wind and wildlife that inspire me so much.