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.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WOW....Busy Days

I was just filling in my calendar and was shocked at what all I had signed up for. 
It is a busy time and I hope I can keep up the pace. 

Last week, I attended the Academy of Fine Arts National Photography Show in Lynchburg! I was mesmerized by so many of the works there. I am proud to have a piece of my photography hanging in this show! David Eakin and Lisa Pitcher also have outstanding pieces that were included in this show! Congrats to the Roanoke winners! Beautiful work!

I finally moved out of my downtown studio. As of today, I am officially gone. 
I will miss my little room! I have such great memories of visits with friends and fellow artists as well as meeting many new folks. I will, for now, miss Art By Night in my studio. I will, however, be at Signature 9 Gallery for most Art By Nights since I am now affiliated with this beautiful gallery and fellow artists. 

This weekend is the Lynchburg Fine Arts festival from 10-4 PM at the E. C Glass ball-field! I have to say, this is my favorite show to do. The Lynchburg Art Club knows how to put on an art show, and the town really supports its artists! I will be in space 95, so come by and visit! 
Air and Water (C)                        oil and cold wax

Scott Kitts Salon featured my works for the month of August, and it is being featured again for the whole month of September at
1102 Brandon Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
(540) 904-7528

Scott does a lot to promote art! Stop by his salon on a regular basis to see what beauties
he has in store for you! He also carries handmade jewelry and pottery. Thanks Scott!

Until October, I have two pieces hanging at the Jefferson Center, where Wings, an ink drawing, won a second place prize!
Be sure to see this show! It is a great representation of local art!

October will be a busy month too. WOW.
I have children's classes on a few Saturday mornings (check the Studio School of Roanoke's
website for info). In addition, I just found out I had two pieces selected for the New River Art Juried Show!
This is the first year there was a panel of three judges! I am truly surprised to have been included in this show.
The opening is at the Va. Tech Perspectives Gallery on October 18th.
Hope you can get by to see what I think will be an amazing body of work!

Later in October I will be teaching at the League of Roanoke Artists three day retreat!
They invited me to come back to do another cold wax workshop! I always have a good time
teaching with this group!

In-between all these happenings, I am trying to get the home studio set up and create a body of new works.
Busy, yes, but its all good!

Mid-November, I will be teaching a cold wax workshop at the studio school. Feel free to contact me or visit the Studio School of Roanoke's website for more info. As of right now, there are a few slots open. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Sometimes changes are good, even if they are not something we truly want. I got particularly comfortable in my downtown studio at the Studios on the Square. A few months ago, the building sold and I was unsure (as many of us are), of the fate of the building, and the answers were rather vague. Not being one who likes last minute surprises, especially bad ones, I decided to give my notice and leave before I unexpectedly had to do so. By mid-September, if you look for me there, I will be gone.

For now, I will work from my home studio and teach via the Studio School. My work can be seen and is available for purchase at Signature 9 Gallery, on Jefferson and Kirk. Or you can email me with questions. I will keep you all posted as I move through these changes.

I will miss all the folks, for the time being, that would visit at Art y Night. A special thanks to those of you who came to visit! I always enjoy the visits!

Until then  be well, and safe....more to come!

Misty Day                            ink drawing(C) gls

Winter Path-Cold Wax and Oil

Well, we are not even into fall and I am dreaming of winter! 
The summer has been so hot and humid, ick! 
Now that I am back at school, I am dreaming of snow days. 
Since we are not 'there yet, I decided to create a visual poem, called Winter Path

                                                                        12" x12" (C) POR