Photograph by Talbot Easton Selby featured in Canadian Art Magazine.  Mary Pat Turner in her Clemson studio.

Hello.

Thanks for visiting my website.  It is under construction, so please check back for updated information and new images.  

 

Currently,

I spend much of my time making art, while my inquisitive baby boy climbs around my feet stealing brushes.  It is a challenge balancing my activities as an artist with life as a mother.  However, my son is inspired and excited by what I do, and I notice myself making decisions based on his reactions.  We are a team.  We teach each other. 

 

I love to teach.

MFA . painting. Clemson University 

Past Experience as Adjunct Professor . Belmont University and Lipscomb University

I welcome you to view my resume at the bottom of this page.  You will see that I have experience teaching art to all ages and in a variety of institutions.  I also have experience as the Director of Education for K12 Gallery in Dayton, OH.  My objective is to create an atmosphere for learning that is both challenging and engaging.  Students are supported in artistic problem solving through the development of skills in a chosen medium, art criticism, and an understanding of art historical and contemporary context.  I believe class content should be fluid and embrace a particular group's learning styles, interests, and goals.