International Art Award

1st place – The American Juried Art Salon’s 21st International Exhibition (January 2015)

Winter Woods

12×16″ watercolor on paper

It is rare that we get snow in this region of North Carolina, so I grew up enjoying the rare days when we had enough to play in. I began this painting by covering up all the white of the paper so that it would create a moody atmosphere and the sense that, despite the snow, it was evening. This painting won 1st place in an international landscape painting competition.