Do you know how a linoleum print is created? (найдете русские субтитры в настройках)

A short about my crimson still life with Italian Renaissance inspirations. (найдете русские субтитры в настройках)

Selected collections

Hunter Museum of American Art, USA
Academy of Fine Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Seimens Collection, USA
Memorial Hospital, USA
Southern Adventist University, USA
UNUM Provident Life Insurance Corporation, USA University of Tennessee Chattanooga, USA Southern Adventist University Church,  TennesseeUSA
Siskin Children’s HospitalUSA
Mask Cotton, Memphis Tennessee USA
City Hall, City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TennesseeUSA
City Hall (Ayuntamiento), Olvera, Spain
City Hall (Ayuntamiento) Ronda, Spain


Seeking spirit and meaning in beautifully crafted images

I began studying art at the age of seventeen, and have been a professional artist twenty five years. Preparations for this career included the Art Department of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Otis Parsons Art Institute Los Angeles and an apprenticeship with California artist Michael Newberry. The most exotic and formative portion of my training occurred at the Russian Academy of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Russia, also known as the Repin Institute, where I was the only American to study during the Soviet period and the second American ever, preceded by James Whistler.

I am passionate about oils, but also pastels and linoleum cuts. Dividing my year between Andalusian Spain and the American South inspires me, as well as the creative interchange with the artists, architects, and artisans in my family and community.  I'm from Tennessee but consider myself a citizen of the planet. My son, husband and a nephew are also artists.

Awards and Distinctions

Member with Distinction American Women Artists 2016
Finalist, American Women Artists Spring Exhibition Online 2016
Finalist, Artist Magazine Annual International Competition, 2016
National Purchase Prize, City of Olvera, Andalusia, Spain 2013
American Artist, feature article, June, 2009
Salmagundi Award of Excellence at the National Juried Pastel Society of America NYC 2008
21st Century Waterfront Monumental Mural, Winner of the All-State competition
Popular Choice, National Exhibition Oil Painters of America Still Life 2003
Artist in Residence Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport, Maine 2003

Memberships and Associations

American Women Artists, Member with Distinction
Oil Painters of America
Pastel Society of America - Signature Member
ASPAS (Association of Spanish Pastel Painters)


Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham
Gallery K.Art.Ina, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa Oklahoma