About the Artist

A Little Bit About Me

My journey with art started at a young age, and found me spending a lot of time drawing and coloring as a child. But as I got older, art was slowly replaced with school, friends, jobs and family. By the time I was in my 20’s art was nearly a distant memory. But that changed in my 30’s when my mom gave me an unexpected gift of art supplies and lessons. Those lessons ignited a passion in me I wasn’t aware existed and I am forever grateful! 

During the ensuing years I found pockets of time to paint (originally only in oils), while raising 3 kids and working full time.  When I retired, I decided it was time to seriously pursue my lifelong passion for art and also start exploring other mediums. I began with acrylics, and in the past year and a half I’ve been learning and loving watercolors.  

Nothing could have prepared me for how much I enjoy watercolor! It makes me smile!!!!  I took one class, watched a ton of videos, read a lot and then joined a nine-month plein air class using watercolor as my medium. It didn’t take long before I was hooked!!!

This summer I did a lot of sketchbook painting. I had no idea how much I would enjoy it!  For me, it’s been a great way to capture memories while at the same time improving my drawing and painting skills. 

I have no idea where my art journey will take me.  I do know I will continue sketching and painting and sharing my art through various venues as well as here on my blog.  It’s truly a passion! 

My deepest desire is to use this God-given gift to create art that blesses and encourages others, along with sharing the beauty of the world God created. I love transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and reminding people of the places they have been, the people they have met, and the truly remarkable world we live in.