My true love is color. I am drawn to colorful subjects and love to experiment with new techniques and styles. I especially like to play with different combinations of colors and observe how they react to light.
My path to painting was anything but straight – along the way was nursing school, work, and most significantly, raising a family. But creative pursuits were always an intricate part of my life and approximately 16 years ago I discovered my real creative passion is oil painting. Although I have studied with various teachers, I am primarily self-taught – letting my pure love and respect of the art form guide my way.
I consider the ability to create any type of art as a gift from God – to capture just a small piece of the beauty of His color and His creations gives me great pleasure. Painting is one the most fulfilling things I have ever done, second only to raising my children.
My work has been exhibited at Arts Around the Lake at the University of Richmond, Artworks, Cafe Catturra, and the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club. I have shown at Crossroads Art Gallery and am an exhibiting member of the Bon Air Artist Association. Lastly, my paintings are displayed at various stores around Richmond, including Fraiche and Revive.
People very often tell me my paintings are ‘happy’ or make them ‘feel good’ – to that I say Thank You!