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About The Artist

 

It is my pleasure to tell you about myself and my paintings.  I have always loved art and nature and the simple things in life.  Early on I learned to work with many different kinds of media; pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic and finally my favorite, oil paint.  I attended Michigan State University and received a BS in Interior Design and studied fine arts at the university level but it wasn’t until after my 3rd child was born that I decided to take up a brush and learn to paint.  I learned using a limited palette and still use that technique.  Although I feel like I have made great accomplishments in painting I still know I have a lot to learn and enjoy the challenge of every new painting.

My grandmother was a painter and I always admired the work she did and the fact that she had her own ‘studio’.  I regret that I never took the chance to learn to  before she died.  I did, however, inherit her paint box and after moving it from place to place over time I opened it about 20 years after she last used it and was still able to use some of her pigments.  She is my inspiration and I know her talent was passed on to me.  I feel blessed that God has given me this talent and I like to share it with others.  For this reason, when I first began to paint I felt that my paintings were a gift that I wanted to give others and that is what I did with most of them.  I also have had my work in Evergreen Gallery and Art & Soul Gallery, both in Traverse City, MI.

Whatever the reason you have come to my website I would like to welcome you.  I always find inspiration in other artists work and appreciate the different forms of art that are available today.  If you are a collector, thank you for considering my art.  You are what pushes me on and what encourages me to refine my skill.