7854 Trout Lily Drive
Ooltewah, TN 37363
Irma relocated to Ooltewah, Tennessee in 2010 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a native, however, of New Orleans. She began working as a commercial artist right out of high school.
After raising a family, she began to paint as a hobby and enjoyed oils, watercolor, and pen and ink drawings. She studied watercolor in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. Irma had the opportunity to study with a well-known Baton Rouge artist, Joe Yoder. He became a major influence on her style and love for art.
Irma has been a member of the Louisiana Art and Artist Guild and the Louisiana Watercolor Society. She has been accepted in the National River Road Show, and the Louisiana Watercolor Society All Member Show.
She has won numerous awards including grand prize, first place – Acadian Art Festival in Plaquemine, and first & fourth place in Gonzales Jambalaya Festival. She won an honorable mention at the L.A.A.G. Coffee Klatch Kaleidoscope in Louisiana. She had a painting published in the 50th year cover of the Yellow Pages – Gonzales Telephone Directory.
She and her husband, Ed, moved to Tennessee to be closer to their daughter, Kara, and grand children. She also has a son, Kirk, and family living in Niceville, Florida.
Irma joined the Civic Arts League in 2010. She is looking forward to the opportunity to show her work in this area, and helping the League as assistant art director. She is also a member of an en plein air group called, “The Outdoor Girls.”
Irma’s current artwork!