born 1941, Birmingham, Alabama
Creating art reminds me of my childhood, when we would make up plays and do circus performances for the neighborhood. I loved sitting outside with my neighborhood buddies at night watching the fireflies and telling the most fabulous and exciting stories. Our imagination had no boundaries.
When I become immersed in creating a piece, the excitement of the story unfolding before my eyes reminds me of the magic of those firefly nights.
Working in clay brings out memories and feelings that I love to express in my work. I like to tell stories with my art, and the encaustic finish on the clay sculpture adds depth, and a feeling of the past. Each of my sculptures has a story that has unfolded for me, as I created the piece.
1962 B.A. Studio Art, Sophie Newcomb College
1991-93 Metalsmithing, Penland School
1997 Studio Reparata, Florence Italy
2009 Ceramic Workshops with Lisa Clague
1973-2010 Art Gallery Owner
Present Full Time Artist
2012 Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, 2 Pieces, Juried Show
2010 TKAM 2010 Alabama Humanities Foundation, Group Show
2008 Southern Voices Hoover Public Library, One Person Show
2007 Now and Then, Space 111, Group Show
2003 Jest Art Gallery, Montana One Person Show
2002 State Council of the Arts, Group Show
2001 Maralyn Wilson Gallery, One Person Show
2000 University of North Alabama, One Person Show
1999 Altamont School, Birmingham Alabama, One Person Show
2010, 2012 Energen Juried Art Show, Birmingham Alabama
1994 Artstravaganza Juried Art Show, Sculpture Capture received Honorable Mention, Chattanooga, Tennessee
1992 Festival of Arts/Chamber of Commerce Silver Bowl, Award in Field of Art
1991 Juried Spotlight Exhibit, Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi