"The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer
for an artist." (Julia Cameron)
I founded my business on a dream. An artist has lived inside my soul for a long time; however, "life" got in the way of her birth. Many years flew by before that dream had an opportunity to be realized. Today I am fortunate enough to be a retired school counselor. Yet my career has provided me with a fresh perspective on life on a daily basis. Looking at life through the eyes of the children I worked with provides a sense of color,light, vision and an enthusiasm that inspired me to have courage to be a "beginner".
Human emotion, experience and
personality drive my interest and my creative spirit. From revealing the precious innocence of youth to capturing the wisdom of experience, I want the viewer to feel the story painted on the canvas. When possible I like to spend time with my subject(s) prior to beginning the painting so I may sense those intangibles in an individual's personality that cannot be seen in a photograph.
Part one of a twenty-portrait series commissioned by the U.S. Airforce.
For purchase of existing works or for personal commissions,
call: 501-590-5675 or