My Story.

Art is life..

Most of us on the brink of trying something new are likely to ask “Can I do it?” But for all of us the question “How do I do it?” is a better place to start”
Ellen J. Langer, On Becoming an Artist

I am a born naturalist and love to be outside in the natural world. For me, painting is a way to immerse myself in nature by closely observing  my subject to represent it as I see it.  This process opens me to the subject so that it becomes a part of me and a part of me is present in each painting.  I consider every painting an experiment, working and reworking it until I get to were I want to go. This has taught me perseverance, patience and self-forgiveness.  I am inspired by where I live in rural North Carolina and the outdoor spaces I visit in the world. I would describe my painting style as stylized realism, and what I most strive for is to capture the beauty of the world around me.  As a child my mother took me to museums and plays instilling in me a life long love of the arts. Her grandchildren called her BB based on her initials. I sign all of my paintings BBII in memory of my mother and because my first two initials are B as well. I primarily paint with acrylics on canvas and up-cycled old NC barn wood, although I occasionally venture into painting on objects.

Member Chatham Artist Guild since 2021


My Studio

At Dragonfly Pond

My Paintings

A selection of my paintings on canvas and up-cycled old barn wood.  See more on the Gallery page.