Galax-Carroll Regional Library

Meet the Artist



Born in Winston-Salem November 14th 1943


I attended Ardmore Elementary School and graduated from R J Reynolds High School in 1962.  Then studied Biology, Art and Drama at Western Carolina University 1962-1964 transferring to Bowman Gray School of Cytology in 1964, graduating in 1965.  After getting married and adopting two children, I went back to school at UNC-G to finish my BFA in 1970.  After graduation, I studied with Gary Cook at Wake Forest in drawing for two years.  I then attended classes with Alex Hitchcock at the Sawtooth Center in “life drawing” classes and another instructor whose name was “Buddy” in printmaking.  His classes were so much fun, I didn’t realize how much his influence would shape the rest of my career.  From Buddy’s classes I decided to attend Wake Forest University’s Master of Liberal Arts program and graduated with honors in 1991.  My thesis was titled “The Visual Interpretation of Rhapsody in Blue”.


After the wonderful experience with David Faber and Alex Hitchcock at Wake Forest University, I joined the Muddy River Art Association and showed my work with them for several years (1990 – 2000).  Since then, I’ve had one woman shows at libraries in Lewisville, Asheville, Winston-Salem and now Mt. Airy.

I started drawing in the summer of the seventh grade and have enjoyed a very gratifying and challenging hobby ever since.  From small sketches to very large scenery sets for Hazel Meilstrup Dance Studios for 19 years, the scope of my challenges have been wide, buT always fun.


Musical interpretations, dancers, flowers and fairies.

  • Galax Public Library

    Galax Public Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276)236-2351
    Fax: (276) 236-5153

    Branch Manager : Trish Fore

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    Galax-Carroll Regional Library
    610 West Stuart Drive
    Galax, Virginia 24333
    Phone: (276) 236-2351

    Regional Director:
    Melanie Hemingway

    Youth Services Coordinator:
    Sarah Largen

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    Carroll County Public Library
    101 Beaver Dam Road
    P.O. Box 1629
    Hillsville, Virginia 24343
    Business Office: (276) 728-2228
    Circulation Desk: (276) 728-3334
    Fax: (276) 728-3830

    Branch Manager: June Pike

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