Oil Painting?! A 'Later In Life' Discovery, a God Given Talent unearthed...
Over the last 30+ years, I have attempted many things, but never achieved the success or gratification that I always saw in my dreams. I've been everything from a vacuum cleaner salesperson (not joking!), to a fresh cut flower farmer, to selling everything from candles to jewelry. I'm an avid DIY gal too, so I have lots of fun projects just sitting around waiting be done! Ha!
Well, in 2011, a friend (and artist) from our church, introduced me to a lady in town that offers painting lessons. Before long, I was in class learning from a professional artist. From my 1st painting, I was hooked. I had finally found my passion, Oil Painting!
So, that's how it started, and now, I find myself in my studio every day, planning my next painting and, of course, painting! I see the world differently these days; full of beauty, vibrancy, and such a glorious palette of colors. Since sharing my first painting, friends, loved ones, and new acquaintances alike, continue to encourage and inspire me. But, I have to say, my husband is definitely my biggest fan! Love that guy!!
I paint photo realistic, using photos from travels in the US and abroad, or even in my own back yard! I especially love the photos my husband takes in his travels to Haiti and Guatemala. I also us a palette knife to paint some of the wildly colorful things found in nature - flowers, vegetable, fruits, and even bugs (eeek!).
Thanks for reading, and looking around!