|It is a true honor and wonderful opportunity to bring my work to you through this web site, it is my hope that you have a great tour. As a working artist, my motivation to produce work, comes from with in. I have always had a deep love for art and have refined my skills as an artist at the Mississippi University for Woman in Columbus, Ms. to better reflect my feelings.|
As I look out into the natural world, my gaze meets with the wonderful harmony of earth, trees, and sky. I am particularly motivated by this harmony in nature to reproduce these feelings through interactions of youth/beauty with age and the man-made with nature/natural forms. I see these interactions as primary to all evolving forms- from the infinite to finite and the sunrise to unseen atoms.
I believe the beauty I see and represent in my work is a gift that I should not take for granted. I must acknowledge and indulge its presence in my life and in turn, share it with those who would find pleasure in viewing my work.
Completed the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts
Some of my honers & awards in collage were:
In 2004 two works were accepted titled Bloom in fall and Handmade into the Peoples Choice Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art. Also in 2004 two works were accepted titled Nature at work and Turtle along the way into Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art.
July 2003, she was recognized as a member of the National Omicron-PSI Honor Society. February 2003, She was accepted as a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In the 2003 Dilettanti, she received third place in Art. In addition to all of this, She is a guild member of the Columbus Arts Council for a number of years.
In the 2003 undergraduate student show, she received watercolor -second place, painting - first place, and illustration - honorable mention. At the Mississippi University for Women awards day, received an Award of Merit for outstanding student in painting and drawing. Additionally, two works were accepted in the 2003 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition at the Meridian Museum of Art, titled Mirror and Country 1999.
She has been on the national Deans list for several years, as well as on the Presidents List and became a member of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity Rho Chapter in 2001 - 2002. In the 2002 undergraduate show I received another four Awards of Merit, one of which was Best of Show 2nd Place.
In 2001, I received four Awards of Merit, one of them being Best of Show 3rd place. That year, she received an Award of Merit first place in oil painting in the undergraduate art competition.