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 where 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 lifelong love of the arts. Her
grandchildren called her BB based on her initials. I sign all 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.

Listen to  my fellow artist Cgip Freund Interview me on the Artist Spotlight.


Read the blog post about my work at the Pittsboro Gallery of Art.

Member Chatham Artist Guild since 2021
Member Pittsboro Gallery of Art since 2023


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.