About The Artist
Born the youngest of 8 children, I have always been in the midst of chaos, watching. Early on, my mother, an artist herself, found that I was easily entertained with pencils and paints and planted me on a stool at the kitchen counter with them while she juggled household life. Some of my fondest memories are of watching my mother and her artist sisters make paintings of various things around our kitchen while drinking coffee and telling old family stories. The kitchen's functionality gave way to its soul. In that room, people came to feed and be fed, not only by food but by stories, and it is the comfort and joy of that room I have always wanted to paint.
In addition to capturing the imagery and emotional resonance of the kitchen, I try to use my memories of the strong coastal light and rich lowcountry colors I grew up with to create mood and feeling in my paintings.