I have a studio in Marnay-sur-seine, France, a small village an hour from Paris in the Aube, Champagne region of north central France. Since I have retired as Professor Emeritus of Art in the United States, I relocated to this peaceful village to work full time as a painter. My work is primarily painting and drawing in a variety of media.
After completing my formal education, I worked in the Ministry of Education and Culture in St. Georges, Grenada and Castries, St. Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean with the Government Arts and Crafts Centers and continued my art practice. I had solo exhibitions in the United States Embassy, Bridgetown, Barbados, Cap Estate Clubhouse, St. Lucia, Galerie Subito and Fort de France, Martinique. I also curated and participated in an exhibition for Caribbean Artists at the Organization of American States headquarters in Washington, DC. I then accepted a position as an Art Professor at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and taught figure drawing, painting and design and conducted study abroad trips for undergraduate and graduate students to London, England, Sicily, Italy, and also participated in residencies and faculty exchange programs in San Jose, Costa Rica and Cortona, Italy.
I participated in numerous exhibitions on regional, national and international levels and received a variety of grants, fellowships and awards during my career as a visual artist. Awards include, three Visual Artist Fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission and Honored Artist award for the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I was selected for the Centennial Art Exhibition Artists Who Teach for State Universities and Land Grant Colleges at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. I received the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award in Visual Arts in 2000. A painting commission was awarded from the American Cancer Society and this project included a lecture tour and appearances throughout the United States.
My artwork is currently represented by Carol Robinson Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, Harrington Brown Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee, Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley, Mississippi, Yellow Poui Gallery in St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies and La Maison Verte, Pay’s Art Program, Marnay-sur-seine, France. Artwork is in private collections in United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, and Canada and public collections including, The American Cancer Society, CAMAC Artist Residency, France, The Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences, Sicily, Mississippi Museum of Art, Eli Lilly Corporation, Coopers Lybrand, Meridian Museum of Art, Cottonlandia Museum, Mortin Coca Cola Memorabilia collection and Veritas University, Costa Rica.
I am presently a working artist and I am creating an inventory of fifty years of my work from 1965 to the present.