The focus of BJ’s sculpture is in the grace of the human figure whether in repose or involved in a day to day activity. Her inspiration comes from an observed gesture or the dignity of a figure at work … and always the simple beauty of the human form.
The majority of her work is classic figurative and portraiture, although she is equally comfortable capturing the graceful images and natural activities of birds and animals.
BJ’s studies in the art field began as an art major in college. For the last five years she has worked with renowned master sculptors to study different techniques and interpretations of the sculptural art form. Her intentions are to continue observing and interpreting the human figure at work and at play, and to forever pursue personal development of her art through study, observation and interaction with other artists.
BJ was selected for the Public Arts Registry of Artists, Atlanta, GA. Her work has been juried into regional and national shows where she consistently places in award categories. Her most recent honor was from The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club of New York in which she was awarded the Lelia Gardin Sawyer Award given at the Art Club’s 114h Annual Exhibition. Her work is currently represented at The Redstone Gallery, Park City, Utah; The Garden of the Dragonfly, Spring Texas. Her work is also held in private collections.
BA, Coker College, Hartsville, S.C.
MPA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
Center for American Sculpture, Pawleys Island, S.C. – (study with master sculptors)
Abernathy Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
Pietrasanta, Italy workshop with master sculptor