I was born and raised in Ozark, Alabama. I graduated from Auburn University with an English degree, then Harvard Law School. I wound up in Washington, DC, where I practiced law for fourteen years before "retiring" to raise three children. After several years of that, I wanted to resume work, but not in the law. After a few years of tossing around ideas, I discovered a long-buried desire to be an artist.
I started out making fiber art, first wearable art, then fiber sculpture. My technique was crochet. In 2011, I staged my first solo art exhibition at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, which featured my whimsical crocheted sheep sculptures of iconic American figures -- "BAA-MERICA!"
Meanwhile, I had discovered a love for drawing and painting. I found that these media opened up many possibilities of expression that I simply could not achieve through fiber art. I now focus exclusively on painting and drawing. I continue to refine my skills through private instruction, classes and workshops. I also maintain a studio in the Jackson Art Center in Washington, DC. My paintings have been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions in the DC area.