Nothing is less real than realism.
Welcome to my art studio! Everything you see here comes from my own art and designs. All of my work is hand painted and sketched - no digital. Like Georgia O'Keeffe, I believe that details are unnecessary, can be confusing, and are just too much. I see this as exactly like the decoration of interiors - compare the differences between a room designed by Darryl Carter, vs. a room designed by Sister Parish. It's in the simplification of form, the erasing of detail, that art becomes a personal and unique communication. There's nothing logical about art- there is no correct answer. The answer lies in celebrating that art has one single, unique viewpoint in the world. My goal has been to pare down and simplify my work, often including a touch of whimsy.
I've been painting my whole life and hold degrees in studio art and interior design. I started showing my paintings locally in juried shows, then began selling my work online. I do get really excited about decor, furniture, and interiors, and found that my passion was working in two dimensions as a painter. Working on canvas or paper is a process for me- it's never about the finished product. When I start a painting I have a basic idea of what I want, but the beauty to me, is in the process of putting it all together to my satisfaction. And it often ends up different than the original idea- the painting can have a mind of its own!
I spend quite a bit of time at our beach house, continually inspired by the sea and surrounds, and you'll find that reflected throughout my work. I accept studio visits by appointment - please use the contact page for inquiries. Thank you for stopping by!