A native of VA, inspirations are derived from life interactions & by this life setting. Early on, this left handed artist knew she saw things differently. The first teacher tore up a coloring in front of the child, stating that was not the way the world was. In early primary school, punishment for not seeing & not doing things typically was common. This individual studied harder & crafted acceptable behaviors to make it through. Finding horses, provided balance, & acceptance for growing up.
The high school had a great art teacher & good program which provided hope & opportunities. As the prospect for college loomed, she told the art teacher that she wanted to study art, but knew she was not as good as some of the other students there. He said, “The others, for the most part don’t care about the art. The difference is you really want the art. Always go for what you want.”
The majority of the formal education was in the South. Studying clay in TN at ETSU(BS), NC at Penland School, & LA at LSU(MFA). The work is grounded in life & is a personal response to the enduring tenacity of life.