Whitney has been an artist most of her life. She won her 1st art competition in the 4th grade (she still has the little ribbon), and is now collected around the world. She was born in 1967 in Maryland, but has also lived in New York, Missouri, Hawaii, and New Zealand. She now resides in Roanoke, Virginia.
Whitney attended Virginia Commonwealth University Art School, but feels her actual foundation for art is self-taught. Through honing her draftsmanship she has won many prestigious awards nationally and has been featured in International Artist magazine twice. In addition to having two pieces acquired by the Carilion Medical Center’s public collection, Whitney’s paintings are in many private collections worldwide.
Teaching privately keeps Whitney in touch with art academia, and writing a column for the RLA gives her an opportunity to serve others. Her support for the art community is evident in her involvement with Oil Painters of America, International Guild Of Realism and the Portrait Society Of America. She is currently represented by LinDor Arts, The Little Gallery in Roanoke, VA and Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville, FL.
Whitney is available for commission work. She also offers private coaching to aspiring artists. Inquire here regarding the purchase of her artwork.
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Never stop learning!
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Always keep improving!
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