Here's an example of one of the 15 new paintings that will be hanging at Belle Meade Plantation's Visitor Center Art Gallery during the month of May 2014. It's titled "Whispers" and is a 9 x 12 oil on linen canvas board. I would love to see some friendly faces visit at the opening of the month long show on Thursday, May 1st at the Plantation on Harding Road in Nashville. Artist Mary Veazie will also have her new work hanging at the gallery. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served thanks to West Meade Wine and Liquors and the Harding House Restaurant. The opening reception is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
I’m an artist working near Nashville, Tn. Painting Equine subjects in oil is my specialty. Childhood years were filled with caring for,riding and showing horses. Next came graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Art Education. I continued study in Illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art. My first job out of college was teaching art at The Sanford School in Delaware. After a few years I married and moved to North Carolina. Next was a position as an illustrator for the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Lab working on the USS Monitor project. In those early years we had two sons who gave us more joy than I can describe. They still do. We raised our family in Tennessee and still love it here. Returning to my love of horses and art, I officially started my Lakehill Studio business in 2006. My paintings have since been published in numerous equine themed publications on the covers and in featured articles. So, here I am, living a dream of combining art and horses and meeting wonderful people along the way.