Born and raised in the mountains of North Alabama, I learned at an early age about the beauty of nature, observation, colors, optimism and self-motivation. As the oldest of 5 kids, I always had a lot of responsibility and I went to work at an early age, but that didn’t stop me from dreaming of being an artist one day.
As life would have it, I had my own big family, worked for many years in the corporate world and then became a Realtor for 15 more years before I actually started professionally painting in 2005. Now that all my children are grown, I have time to pursue my dream.
I consider myself a self-taught artist. I attended several classes on drawing and painting and have learned from as many people as would share their knowledge. I would say my style is traditional to contemporary realism in my preferred medium of oil painting. Usually, landscape, still life, floral, and people are my subjects but I will try anything. More than anything, I am a romantic, optimist, realist.
I am a member of Hoover/Shelby Art Association and the Birmingham Art Association. I attended Jefferson State Community College for a degree in Interior Design. Currently, I paint with Linda Vance at Lindart Studios in Hoover, Al and in my studio in Pelham, Al. I show in local and state art shows and exhibits. I also do commission work when requested.
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“When I stand before GOD at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything You gave me”.