I’ve had a passion for art all my life particularly drawing. I discovered at a very young age that I had a knack for doodling, a trait I suppose I inherited from my Dad. I’ve dedicated most of my life to raising 4 wonderful children. Now I’m at the point in my life where I’m able to pursue a career in art. Thanks to the support of my loving husband and fellow artist Bobby Goldsmith.
Throughout the years I have delved into all types of mediums and always gravitated back to my first love “Drawing”. Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma it is only natural that the general theme of my art work is wildlife. I’ve had an obsession with birds since my youth, and pencil is the perfect medium for portraying them as accurately as possible.
Through my still life drawings, I try to bring the viewer into a vintage world where nature comes to play.
“I just want to make people smile”
My drawings are created using sanded paper, pastel pencils, sticks and panpastels. No fixatives are used this vulnerability adds to the presence of each piece. Artwork is Framed using anti-glare glass, archival matts and simple neutral wood gallery style frames.
Now living in Perkinston Mississippi, my husband and I travel the country participating in juried fine art shows.
Most recent Awards and accomplishments:
Accepted into the 2020 International Pastel Society Show. 2020 Best of Show Orange Beach Festival of the Arts, In Orange Beach Alabama. 2020 Featured Artist for the Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO. 2020 Best of Show Peter Anderson Festival, Ocean Springs, MS. Award of Excellence from 2020 OSAA Partake art exhibit. Award of Merit Gasparilla Festival 2021, Presidential Award Lake Wales FL 2021. Best of show in Drawing at the 2021 Kimball Arts Show in Park City Utah. Award winner in the 2021 Pastel artist of America’s Enduring Brilliance Show. Accepted into the 2021 International Pastel Society Show. 2021 Award of Exceptional Merit from the Degas Pastel Society.
Member of the Degas Pastel Society NOLA and a Signature member of The Pastel Society of America.
“May Art be my Voice, and the sweet melodies of nature be my Song”