a young child, we had an old Bible with the most fantastic
paintings depicting the stories contained therein. My mother
also took me to museums to view the paintings others had
created. With those experiences, I developed a desire to paint
paintings that would beautify the walls of people’s homes. These
paintings that I saw, drew me in like a good book. I felt like I
was right there in the story that the artist created. In my own
paintings, I desire for people to feel the story in the painting
as well as enjoy the beauty that is brought into their lives and
Art is part of my soul and being. I must create. I came late to
painting, but I always created beauty for my home and others. My
creations are meant to bring peace and beauty into this world of
turmoil; they are meant to convey hope and love for the good
things in life. Photographs are great for capturing the moment
and for telling the story in that particular time and space;
however, to me paintings bring not only a moment in time, but
also it invites a part of an artist into their lives.
When I paint, I use the pallet of Monet and the Impressionists.
I also use the knife as well as a brush. I use them intuitively.
I have entered and been accepted into various juried shows. I
have had a one person show. I am in the Catalogue and online
gallery of Zanadu Art Gallery in Scottsdale AZ. I am also
represented by Art Works Richmond Virginia as well as my own