I loved to draw as a child and have always been captivated by art. I encouraged my children’s drawing and painting skills yet didn’t pursue anything further for myself until well into adulthood. While they were in grade school, I took a drawing class, realized I could draw pretty well then volunteered in their classes teaching drawing until they moved on to middle school.
My original love was watercolor; I took some lessons and played around with it for a few years. Then life threw some curve balls and painting took a lower priority for a while. Returning to school at 52, I earned an ATA in Computer Information Systems: Web Development and began my own website design company where I was still able to use my art and design skills.
Needing an outlet from the intensity of running a business single-handedly, I carved out some time to start painting again. I discovered open acrylics and fell in love with the flexibility, range of textures and depth of color. I studied under internationally accomplished artist, Beverly Hooks.
Recently retiring from my business has given me the freedom once again to pursue painting full time. I paint what inspires me, captivated by horses and dance and the sea – and any other subject that creates a spark. Like many artists, I am drawn to the light which makes a painting come alive. Continuously learning and experimenting, I am always trying to stay open to that serendipitous moment…
If you are interested in a painting or want more information, just email me!