I’ve enjoyed art in one form or another since I was old enough to pick up a crayon and scribble on a wall. As early as third grade, I began blending colors and using shade to create form. Balancing marriage, motherhood and a full time career, there was only time enough to dabble in the fine arts. My 43 years as a sign artist afforded me a daily outlet for creativity. Now that I’m retired, I want to direct my creativity towards watercolor. It’s been a real challenge for me to break away from the very technical art form of sign making but the fluidity of the watercolor medium is helping me to do that. My subject matter is varied and my work is a unique combination of realist, impressionist and postimpressionist styles and sensibilities. Painting is a way of sharing with others the connection I have with life – whether it be certain colors, subject matter, shapes & composition or possibly a certain mood.
You’re invited to peruse these paintings, snippets of life I have tried to capture. Try to imagine yourself in these settings that are always around us, but far too often in our hurried pace, they are passed by. May these images carry you to a place of peace & tranquillity where you can find a moment of rest.
“To me, every work of art gives the viewer a glimpse of the spirit that resides in the heart of the artist that created it. I would like my paintings to touch the viewer somewhere deep within causing them to take that second look.”
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Most all of my work is available for sale as an original, prints or cards. Contact me direct for inquiries concerning originals….email@example.com