About the Artist


DJ

I began working in watercolor in the summer of 2011 after buying a home on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. While art in many forms has always been an interest, it was admired and appreciated from a distance. Learning to watercolor had been on my bucket list for many years but in the words of John Lennon ‘life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans’. I learned the basics of watercolor from two teachers, Lynn St. Clair on SSI and Cathy Hillegas near Louisville, workshop leaders, and those many friends with whom I paint on a regular basis. All have encouraged me to explore the journey of style, expression, and color and find my unique voice. For this I is grateful.

My love of nature is evident in my paintings which are inspired by her travels in the US and Europe. From bright O’Keefe-esque florals to a whiteness of swans and a flutter of butterflies, transparency and luminosity are the goal. My work has been accepted into local, regional, and national exhibitions including Kentucky Watercolor Society’s 2015 Aqueous National Exhibition, the MGAL National Exhibition 2015, and the 39th Southern Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Exhibition 2016.  My work also appears in private collections in Indiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Virginia.

A native Texan, Texas A & M University Aggie, and life-long educator, I split my time between Louisville, KY and Saint Simons Island, GA. I am married to Michael, my husband of 41 years who is an artist in his own right. We have two adult children and three sacred grandchildren. And life is good.