"Having lived in Baldwyn all my life, I have found many opportunities of inspiration for my art. I received an Associate of Arts degree from Northeast Mississippi Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Mississippi.
I received a Purchase Award after entering the Grand National Watercolor Exhibition and in 1994 was awarded Signature Status as a member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society,
I became an art instructor at Northeast Mississippi Community College in 1982 and enjoyed my tenure there for 26 years. During my time at Northeast the Art Department invited Alan Flattman, a well known pastel artist from New Orleans, to conduct a workshop. It was from this workshop I discovered my love for the medium of pastel. I soon joined the Degas Pastel Society and enjoyed competing on a national and international level. I received the Award of Exceptional Merit and an Honorable Mention Award in the Degas Show in New Orleans in 2007.
The world of art has many directions and many mediums in which to work. It is an endless source of inspiration and creativity. Upon retirement, I began painting with some local artists and was invited to become a member of the Mississippi Painters Society These artists travel and paint Southern scenes en plein air. The society also promotes art in the Northeast Mississippi area.
Painting is something I truly love. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment."