Biography from the Artist: "I was born in Wilmington, N.C . After graduating from college, I moved back to Charlotte and had a successful decorative painting career for 20 years. In 2008 , I began exploring my true passion and began studying oil painting under Andy Braitman and Susan Matthews. In January of 2011, I was selected to begin a three month artist in residency program at Braitman Studio. After this internship, I began teaching Fundamentals 1, 2 and 3 at Braitman studio. I have also studied with Kurt Butler, Angela Nesbit, Connie Winters, Ken Auster, and Libby Smart."