Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Belle Armoire Jewelry

Belle Armoire Jewelry ( included a few of my jewelry pieces in the Summer 2010 issue! I am so excited and appreciate the opportunity to be featured (pages 122-23) in their gallery section!
Thank you!

*I was also featured in Volume 3, September 2007!

Rain Makes Fog

Fog makes for mystical mornings!

Morning Flowers mixed media

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sidewalk Art Show 2010

Saturday's display

Sunday's display

View of the Market and Show

This is my friend, David Eakin's display of magnificent art!

What a great show! I was so happy the weather held out! It was fantastic, hot, but fantastic! Good friends, good weather, and fantastic art!

Sidewalk art show winners announced

The show featured artists from all over the country, but Virginia had a strong representation.

The Taubman Museum of Art announced the winners of the 52nd annual Sidewalk Art Show on Saturday.

Some 160 artists displayed their wares outside of the museum, giving them the chance to meet and talk with patrons. The show featured artists from all over the country, though there was a strong representation of Virginia artists.

Gary Dodson of Arrington took home Best in Show, with Kurt Kindermann of Bedford and John Wilson of Roanoke receiving second and third prizes, respectively.

Memorial awards were given to Jamie Nervo of Boones Mill, John Wilson of Roanoke, Vera Dickerson of Troutville and Robert Flowers of Summerfield, N.C.

Awards for various categories were given to a number of artists. Gina Louthian-Stanley of Roanoke received the drawing/original printmaking award, Brian Sykes of Charlotte, N.C., received the fine craft award, David Eakin of Lynchburg received the mixed media award, Nancy Stark of Roanoke received the painting award, Susan Bidwell of Roanoke received the photography award, Robin and Daniel Cater of Sparta, N.C., received the sculpture award and Vonnie Whitworth of Virginia Beach received the watercolor award.