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, with a particular interest in the figure. I study at the Washington Studio School, where I am a candidate for their Certificate of Drawing and Painting. My drawings and paintings have been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions in the DC area. I had a solo show at the Rudd Art Center in Ozark, Alabama in January 2014, where I featured my southern landscapes. I recently opened my first solo show of drawings and paintings, featuring my cat Max, at the Modern Times Coffeehouse, housed in the marvelous Politics and Prose book store in Washington, DC.