I have been painting for over
25 years, beginning with a class I took "way back when" at the local community college. I painted for family and friends
for many of those early years. Then about 15 years ago, I began painting on old slate roof shingles taken from the Memorial
Baptist Church in Williamston, NC. Since then, most of the work I sell at the craft shows is painted on slate. I
love painting the snowmen and Santas especially the "vintage" style. Each one is unique! I try to keep the
prices reasonable on my slate paintings so everyone can afford to have one. They make great gifts!
I am also known in the area
for my custom house portraits. I can work from photos provided by the customer or I can do a site visit and take
the photos myself. Many of my customers have brought me photos of a home where they grew up. They
describe things they remember that are not captured in the photo and ask to have them included in the painting .
Some of my most rewarding moments as an artist are when a customer says I have captured the soul of a fondly remembered
scene from their past.
I have been a member of the Roanoke Arts and Crafts Guild for over 20 years.
Roanoke Arts and Crafts Guild
Slates in all different sizes - as small as 5" x 7" up to 9" x 18"!