Born and raised in West Virginia, I came to Goose Creek by way of Amelia Island, Florida in 1990 and have lived in Crowfield Plantation ever since. I received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Master’s degree from West Virginia University. Prior to my retirement in 2005, I was an air traffic controller for 23 years, first in Jacksonville, Fla. and then at Charleston Airport. I travel overseas yearly and many of my paintings are from photos taken during these trips. I also enjoy painting S.C. rural and pastoral scenes. I advocate representational art and want my paintings to portray a sense of delight and a feeling that the viewer could step into the painting and be an active participant within the scene. As an avid dressage rider and trainer, I love the sight of a handsome, well conformed horse and relish depicting the horse’s natural beauty and athleticism in two-dimensional art. I work with watercolors and pastels.