“A painting should make you feel something”.
Sunny is a full time Richmond Virginia contemporary artist who graduated from Hollins University with a B.A in Art History in 1990. In her own words, "Color is how I communicate. Even in my earliest memories, color was the primary voice – it is no wonder I became an artist and love to paint. I believe, “A painting should make you feel something”. I often look back at a series I’ve done and realize that I can “see” very clearly what was going on in my life at that time, in the lines and shapes, but primarily with the colors I used. I tend to paint in a series, working through an emotion, or savoring a feeling I get by painting a similar subject with different color variations. Painting brings me joy and also helps me through more difficult times in my life. I often think of it as my mental yoga. I hope my paintings reflect an emotion and create a feeling that gets deeper each time you look at them."
Her work has been featured in publications such as Southern Living, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and The Washington Post. Sunny currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with her three children, Presley, Whit, and Beck. She is represented by art dealers in Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington,DC. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections all over the country.