Though I am a self-taught artist; I have taken various classes and workshops to improve my art and learn new techniques. I strongly believe that everyone is given the gift of creativity when we're born. We all just use the "gifts" we're given in different ways. I see art and design in nearly everything and am very passionate about it. I could not imagine having a life without creativity involved. In the world today, where there is so much tragedy; I think art is especially important. We can "lose" ourselves and transcend our sorrows when we create, and truly be in a better and more peaceful world.
Smithfield Cultural Arts Center, Smithfield,VA
Smithfield Bakery, Smithfield,VA
The Pagan River Shoppes, Smithfield,VA
Arts Kitchen, Suffolk,VA
The Suffolk Art Museum, Suffolk,VA
The Hermitage, Norfolk, VA
Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA
Morales Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
Seaside Art Gallery, Nags Head, NC
Where You Can Find My Work
Thought for the Day
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work."
- Emile Zola, French novelist
Food for Thought
This is one of my favorite quotes and I thought other artists might appreciate it if they haven't heard it:
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart, is an artist."
by Louis Nizer (American lawyer, 1902-1994)
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