I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and have lived and traveled all over the world. My art career has been life long. I studied in Mississippi, Boston, New Orleans and Virginia. I have worked as a professional artist for more than 25 years, and have had one-man shows of my watercolor landscapes in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Virginia.
"I love to work in watercolor. It is immediate and spontaneous. The medium itself participates in the outcome of every piece. And the greatest challenge of all is capturing the landscape as I see it. Every season and every region offers something different."
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
watery, loose, fresh
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in your community? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
Landscapes and cityscapes are boundless. The riverfront is a favorite and the gulf coast.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
Being really present to the location. Its essence has to translate. And playing good French music.
Where do you draw inspiration?
The world around us is endless.
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
the Impressionists, George Dunbar, Ida Kohlmeyer, Nick Simmons
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Anything WWOZ plays! Carla Bruni, Pomme, Madeleine Peyroux, Celia Cruz, Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Cooking in the kitchen
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Naptime. And Friday nites.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I play Mah Jongg
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