My love of painting came early in life. One of my fondest memories was coming home with my older brother and identical twin sister from grammar school, seeing Grandma Marty’s car and knowing that we were going to go paint old red barns. She would have her oil paints and our pastels ready to go and we would all get into her car and drive around the countryside. Grandma Marty didn’t want us to get into her oils so she gave us her pastels instead. This is where my love of pastels started. I inherited my grandmother and mother’s art capabilities and this began my journey as a self-taught artist. I sold my first painting in high school and began doing commission pieces from there.
Twelve years ago I stopped accepting commission work to have the freedom to paint a variety of things that bring me joy. Everything I see in day to day life is a possible painting whether it is an animal or a vege…
- Joined May 4, 2009