From childhood days of building model airplanes and experimenting with a chemistry set, to her corporate career which frequently involved starting new projects and organizations, creating has been a critical part of my life.

Inspiration comes from flowers - part of being the daughter of a florist, and the island of St. Croix. For over 30 years, she and her husband, Steve (a devoted, hard-working supporter of the arts community) split their time between Florida and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Other things that turn me on artistically include world travels in the US and from Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean. Nearly every creation has a story reflected in the title. As the muses speak I may choose acrylic, graphite or watercolor media, occasionally combining multiple media.

Works have been featured at several juried shows in the Florida Hospital Art of Healing Gallery including as Featured Artist and the Historic Sanford Welcome Center Art Walk where works were honored with People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards. My creations are often included in charitable fund-raising auctions and provided to residents of SafeHouse of Seminole. Purchases and commissions are in private collections in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Canada, Denmark and Iceland. Professional associations include Sanford Seminole Art Association, The Artists of Ponce Inlet and the Artists Guild of St. Croix. Gallery participations include Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on St. Croix and the former Hyder Gallery of Fine Art

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PI<(1)>s Purple

Primarily Yellow

Winter Hibiscus

Christmas Hibiscus

Biltmore Sprites

Maui Protea

Ranger Mike Patrols the Deep Off Sandy Point

Coy Koi

Sake Mums

Into The Light


Golden Sunset

Crucian Palm Sheltering PI<(1)>s Rock

Step Into The Sea

Ageless Magnolia

Marie<(1)>s Fantasy

Edith Egret

Standing Tall

“You’re About To Put Me Over The Edge”

Whispers of Glory

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

The Apostle Looks at Apollo

Walking Alone

Honorable, Beautiful and highest

For Daddy II

Lily White

Tish<(1)>s Golden Dancers

Follow Me, Get Out of the Rain

I<(1)>m Not Going to Any Zoo

Across Moon River

Please Come Play With Me

Standing Tall

Frustrating Frog

Good Morning America

Emy<(1)>s Bridge


Edith the Egret

Gwen’s Backyard

PI's Purple
Painting: acrylic on canvas

This is a most unique tropical flower commonly known as a bat flower. Features include 4 large fan-shaped petals rising above mysterious round pods that open over time then tip forward surrounded by long delicate tendrils that extend up to two feet! We first saw it at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. 23 x 19 framed

This is an original work.
Height 14" x Width 11" x Depth 0.5"
Year Produced: 2015
Inventory ID VN_0062
Status: All Galleries


This work is named for my BFF who hates the color purple. I just couldn’t stop myself, because she does love the flower. It is usually in bloom when she comes to visit in the Fall. It is matted and framed in complementary rich wood.

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