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My passion for art is lifelong. I graduated with a degree in Architecture from the School of Design at NC State University, with classes including light/color theory, photography, print making and life drawing. Currently my art focus is painting acrylics on canvas, with an emphasis on the movement of water and skies in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Transylvania County, North Carolina. We have 250 waterfalls in the county. My paintings are generally impressionist, although viewed from a distance, some may appear photographic. My desire is to embody the emotive qualities of a place, and not simply the visual details. My paintings range in size from small wildflower studies to large 36" x 48" (91 x 122 cm) canvases. Most of my paintings are on Gallery Wrapped canvas, which means they do not require a frame for proper display on a wall. The canvas is wrapped over the edges of a 1 1/2" to 2" thick support structure.
My paintings are created as artworks to enjoy for generations. My acrylic paintings employ premium Golden Acrylic Polymer Dispersion, tested for 200-year color stability. All my canvases have a multi-layer gesso base, and are finished with a minimum of 3 coats of premium varnish, ensuring longevity, durability and UV protection. (Fun fact: The highest price paid to date for an acrylic on canvas painting, at a public auction, is over $86 Million. This was for Mark Rothko's 1961 painting "Orange, Red, Yellow", sold at a Christies' auction in 2011.)