....and I’m a twenty-five year resident of South Point, Ohio. Just as I chose to live in Ohio, I also chose to be a wife, a mother, a neighbor, a coworker, and a friend. When it comes to painting though, I have no choice. I have to be an
As a child I constantly drew pictures for family, friends and teachers. As a young mother in my twenties, I passed my passion onto my children while taking a bit of a hiatus myself in order to learn a viable trade. As soon as the nest emptied
though, I was right back at it, taking workshops, art classes and private lessons. Besides broadening my knowledge of art history, I also learned about sketching and design in oils, pencil and charcoal.
Six years ago, I started my painting adventure by painting a seascape for my daughter Kimberly for a Christmas gift. Next, I wondered if my limited ability would allow me to tackle a portrait, so I experimented with my grandson, Drew. Now
I paint landscapes, seascapes and still life, but ever since I painted that likeness of my grandson, my passion has been for portraits. I am a realistic artist, specializing in oils.
Capturing an accurate likeness of someone is definitely gratifying, but revealing a glimpse of their personality with paint is both surprising and rewarding. I paint from both photos and life sittings, and enjoy incorporating cherished antiques
into my commissions.
I have to be an artist. If you choose to be a viewer, I hope you find the same pleasure in perusing my paintings as I did in creating them.