about Me

I began my career as a decorative painter and faux finish artist in 1993.  I have painted in residences and businesses mostly in the Fayetteville, NC area, as well as across North Carolina and in Miami, Florida.

The thing I love most about what I do is the opportunity to do so many varied things; basic faux finishes, aged finishes, textured finishes, marble columns or fireplace surrounds, faux tilework, murals, painted furniture, ceilings and floors.  If it can be painted, I'll give it a shot!

In 2007, I became increasingly fascinated with working in metal as a new medium when I began taking a jewelry fabrication class with Erica Stankwytch Bailey.  I know this seems totally unrelated to my painting career, but I have always loved lampshades, and over the years had painted them for my clients.  However, It was the actual metal frame of the shades that drew my fascination, and through this jewelry class began using what I'd learned to make nightlights at first, and then began decorating lampshade frames with the metal.  I like to use recycled frames when possible and am currently working on using old bobbins from textile mills as bases for my shades.


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