I was raised in South Florida and did not start painting until 1984 while living in western North Carolina. I am primarily self-taught and I love to paint with oils. My inspiration comes from anything that touches my heart and makes me feel that I just have to paint it. I recently started using acrylics to do acrylic pour paintings as well as jewelry. My work has been displayed at Mars Hill University, East Point Village, and various gift shops and cooperatives, as well as craft and fine art shows.