My art studies began when I was very young, as an art apprentice to a very talented grandmother.
Hello and Welcome! Come in for a bit while I share a little about myself and how it relates to the artwork I create for you.
I was born and raised in the beautiful, sometimes harsh climate of northern Minnesota along the shore of the great Gitche Gumee ( Lake Superior). My father's father line were great boat builders from the Old Country, his mother line contained artists including my great aunt Inez Hill Bailey. All were people skilled with hand and eye, and so I was raised. As a young child I was content to explore the surrounding countryside and its varying creatures, draw with my pencil and pad, or quietly sit by my grandmother's side while she painted, waiting patiently for her to put down the brush…
- Joined February 4, 2008