All is Assuredly Well
Books for Children in Same-Sex Families
I am both an artist and a chronic, complex migraine suffer. Although I have been involved in art since childhood; it has only been since 2011 that I have begun to once again explore my art. My artwork is an amalgamation of icons, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass window design, and my prayer life. My faith has shaped my education, artwork, and how I deal with constant and debilitating pain.
The opportunity to collaborate with Professor Millie Gore on this amazing book has been life changing. Millie was willing to accommodate my ever fluctuating artist abilities due to my headaches plus this gave me the opportunity to explore the challenges that same sex couples deal with on a daily basis. My oldest daughter is married to her wife of 10 years, and they have a wonderful little girl.
Both my parents were artists, and I can remember creating “pastoral masterpieces” in chalk while my father, also an architect, worked on floor plans for his clients. I was encouraged at a very young age to attend church and to let my creativity flow.
I have shown throughout the southeastern United States, and have been featured in American Artist, an article about how readers use colored pencils, 1993. Most of artwork is in private collections throughout the United States. I have received multiple art and business awards.I have a BA in Religion, Fine Art, and a minor in photography from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I have also served as a Resident Chaplain (3.5 units CPE, Clinical Pastoral Education) at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. I have worked and received educational certificates in leadership, grant writing, Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Baptist Health Care Anger, Confrontation and Conflict; National Alliance on Mental Illness, Family-to-Family Education Program; graphic design and life drawing; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Supervisory Training and Development; sales and marketing. I was also involved in gymnastics.