I began my formal training under the tutelage of Russian portrait painters, Roman and Constantin Chatov in my home town of Atlanta, Georgia.
In the 1990’s, I bought a working ranch in Colorado along the Colorado River. This was the beginning of the plein air movement. At every opportunity I painted the western landscapes, wildlife, horses, Indians , and ranch life.
Now, I live and paint on the Georgia coast where my home studio overlooks marsh, inter-coastal waterway, and our barrier islands.
Much of my art is donated (see donations). My paintings have raised over $650,000 for non-game endangered species and conservation in the state of Georgia.
At the New York Studio School, I studied abstract art under Esteban Vencete, Joseph Santore, and Graham Nickson. I studied Representational Art at the Art Students league of New York, Art Students League of Denver, and The Florence Academy of Fine Art in Florence, Italy, The Hermitage Group in Colorado.
Bob Kuhn, Russell Chatham, Scott Christensen, Clyde Aspevig, Andy Peters, and the Chatovs were my teachers and my inspiration.
My first one woman show was in Jackson, Wyoming in the 1990’s.
Corporate and individual collectors include: Georgia Pacific, Coca Cola, Sea Island. Invesco, McGraw-Hill, Harley Davison, Neil Diamond, the John Denver family, Davis Love, Peter Jennings, Bob Schieffer, Antonio Laird, and the US Senate.
Many wonderful art lovers and friends have acquired my art over the last 50 years! Thank you all!