Hello beautiful Soul!
I’m Faith, a painter, wife, mother and teacher making my home & studio in gorgeous sunny Charleston, South Carolina.
I’m a classically trained painter with a deep love for abstraction, earning my MFA in Painting from Parsons School of Design in 2001. With over 20 years of personal painting experience, creating and showing my work, I love connecting with other creative women and inspiring them to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. There is endless beauty in seeing those moments of transformation that come from going within and exploring our inspirations and authentic voices.
My approach to painting is intuitive and personal, I work to transform the public world of nature into a place of private knowledge. I draw inspiration from nature’s wild and small moments: mountains, moons, clouds, flowers, rain. Using these recurring motifs I speak to the relationship between the ephemeral and the eternal. I paint quickly and in many layers using acrylic and mixed media, creating washes, embracing drips and other happy accidents reflecting nature’s unpredictability while building up layers, texture and pattern.
I think that the more we share our experiences the more light we are able to give each other. I’ve been interviewed many times and answered all kinds of questions: from my painting process, being a mom and an artist, my birth experiences. Check out all those interviews right here.
You can also get to know me better in a series of Studio Chats between me & my co-author Mati McDonough, where we dive deeply into topics including: creating a series, finishing & pricing your art, how to stay authentic to yourself, how to create a successful abstract painting, finding inspiration, staying on your creative toes, and the behind the scenes backstory of how our book was born.
When I’m not in the studio you’ll find me biking around our neighborhood with my husband and three young children, constantly revamping our garden and home into a secret hideaway, and always planning our next adventure!
I’m always dreaming up new offerings to invite you to come play with me! Come along and find what’s calling you ::
I offer art retreats & workshops for women, both in the US and internationally. In 2017 I’m teaching art retreats in Costa Rica, Morocco and Asheville. Registration just opened for my autumn 2017 retreat in Morocco and spring 2018 retreat in Costa Rica! Visit the retreat section of my website to see what I’m currently offering and how to join me.
You can also paint with me from the comfort of your own studio, through my selection of online classes. In my year long e-course Painting The Sacred Within, my co-teacher Mati McDonough and I spend a year empowering you with so many tips and tools to develop your unique voice in your work, all while deepening connections with women around the globe in our private online painting community.