Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dixie Classic Fair 2013

I won 6 ribbons for my entries in the Dixie Classic Fair this year.

Stokes County Fair 2013

I won 7 ribbons this year for my entries in the Stokes County Fair.  


My Portfolio and online galleries are updated with recent work and images from my gallery exhibit:

My First Official Gallery Exhibit

During the month of November, the Apple Gallery of the Stokes County Arts Council hosted my first official gallery exhibit.  I hung the show at the end of October and held the opening reception on Friday, November 1.  Several friends, relatives, co-workers, and arts supporters attended the event.  We enjoyed live music and discussions about my artistic style, color scheme, etc.  (Photos from the set up and reception are in galleries on the left column of this blog under the portfolio section.)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Renovated & Updated

Welcome to my newly designed and updated blog.  I am currently framing work for a local fair exhibit and creating a few new paintings for my upcoming gallery exhibit.  I am in my 10th year teaching elementary visual arts, and I have most recently used my artistic and design skills in online social software as well as webpage designing for school and church.  I am a mixed media artist, so I may try my skills at any variety of media, but most of my work uses pen and ink drawing techniques, digital photography, acrylic painting, and some fiber and cut paper art.  Most ofmy work incorporates my interest in texture, pattern, and realistic details that are abstracted for visual effect.  Finally, I am inspired by people around me and always by the Creator's creation. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stokes County Fair 2012

I placed on 7 out of 8 entries for this local fair. 

Digital Photography: Location: Bahamas (Honorable Mention)
Ink Diluting Tee-shirt Design Process (1st Place) 

Handbuilt Pottery: Couch (1st Place) 

Bracelet and Earrings (2nd Place)

Painting on Wood (3rd Place) 

Handmade Book (1st Place)

Painting on Textile (2nd Place)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Handmade Book

Title: Handmade Book in Green
Media: Paper, Gel Medium, Watercolor Paint
Date: August 2011

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mixed Media Forest

Title: "In The Breeze"
Media: Sharpie Markers, Paper, Gel Medium
Date: September 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pen & Ink: An Initial as a Gift

Title: "See"
Media: Pen and Ink
Date: December 2011

Mail Art: Postcards

Title: "Moving On"
Media: Tempera Paint, Marker, Pen
Date: February 2012

Title: "Create"
Media: Watercolor Paint, Marker, Pen
Date: December 2011