about my studio work, commissions and collaborations
my original work investigates, transforms and connects the sacred found in every day moments, sermons, songs, books.
commissions for all.
my commissions are one of a kind works of art that share stories of and for people of all kinds - capturing life’s pivotal moments. I view each commission as an offering that connects and witnesses the power of our common humanity.
workshops and collaborations.
my work also thrives on collaborating with individuals AND artists creating powerful works that weave visual imagery with other people’s words, songs, and beyond.
connecting the ANDs projects.
witnessing and celebrating the power of art and design to connect our common humanity through creative partnerships around the world.
through my work i inspire authentic connection through creativity - changing the world through visual translations of love, hope and peace; and the many struggles in between.
For over twenty-five years, I have used the mediums of collage and chalk pastel to translate and capture artistically what often transcends expression in mere words. My work embodies people’s hearts, their dreams, their passions in life, and the moments and individuals that define and refine them.
I believe that understanding only comes through real connection. As a visual artist with a background in architecture and education, my art practice thrives on dialogue. My investigations have created a substantial body of work that examines the fragments of experience, place and circumstance that combine to create the essence of identity. The collaborative self-portraits offer the opportunity to transform, connect and build instead of be caught in a world full of divisiveness and negativity.
I am also the founding director of Roots + Wings School of Art and Design in Asheville, and serve as Visual Art Advisor to the PBS for the ‘Pinkalicious’ series, the PBS’ Online Learning platform and the PBS Arts Curriculum development.
I live in Asheville with my husband and two amazing kiddos.
my studio is housed inside the Roots + Wings Creative Campus in the Oakley neighborhood of Asheville:
573 Fairview Road, Suite 10
Asheville, NC 28803