When I was a young girl, I wanted to take dancing. Along with dancing, I had an ear for sound and played the piano, when I visited my grandmothers’ house. While in college at Southwestern University, I took some art courses, preparing to become an elementary school teacher, but it was as a young married woman with three children, that I discovered my talent was painting. My first painting was done with a paint by number kit, and from that point on, I was hooked.
I was so proud the first time I sold my work. That day, I made a little over $100, but it was so inspiring to me. I thought, “Hey, I want to do this.” Over the years, I studied art theory in workshops with Simon Michael and Dick Turner, however my style is my gift from God.
My recent work is about the thrill of exploring and experimenting with a variety of methods of applying acrylic color on raw canvas. I look for new combinations that I’ve never done before and what excites my interest are those unusual, once in a lifetime, color mixtures that have allowed me to become more comfortable with the uncertainty and unpredictability of this process. This opens the door to new possibilities.
My goal is to take the viewer into a world of contentment and peace and show them my spirit and imagination through design, color and self expression.