I've been interested in art and design from day one. As a child I was always happy to be drawing or painting.Other than a few odd art classes here and there I am basically self-taught. I began oil painting and pen and ink from my high school art class and continued through out my life as time permitted. I have worked for Realtors doing pen and inks or watercolors of properties. I was also the Art Director for a childrens travel magazine for a short time and worked with custom drapery design and construction for several years. While bringing up my four girls I left oil painting for acrylics because of the time element.
Because I started with oils where you add the highlights last and moved eventually to watercolor I find this medium quite challenging. Doing the piece where the highlights need to come first seems like I am painting in reverse.I still work in all four of these mediums and work mostly from photographs that I have taken and some of which I share on the site.
At this time my life has afforded me the option of dedicating more of my time to my love of art and so I am beginning a new chapter where I am making art my main focus.