Art is a Huge Expression of Joy.

 

I started painting when I was 4. My aunt came to visit us for a few days. Aunt Louise, was a professional artist. I was so little at the time, I don’t even remember what she looked like. I do remember sitting at the kitchen table as she opened tube after tube of smelly oil paint. I was mesmerized. I don’t remember her “teaching” me anything. But. I remember the feel of the paintbrush on the masonite board. Or was it shiplap?

Yep. Way back then, before the Joanna Gaines’ shiplap craze, the stuff was just the cheapest solution to outdoor siding.

After Aunt Lou left I would scour my dad’s junk” pile for siding I could use as “canvas”. Dad was a home builder so there was always an assortment of pieces to choose from. Today, my choice is generally canvas or birch board.

I share art in collections or series of work to share a story, offer a concept and celebrate life.
These collections range not only from story and topic inspiration but also media. You’ll find collections created using mixed media, faux watercolor, acrylic, chalk pastel as well as differing substrates.

I guess what I’m saying is, just as in life, the collections are ever changing and exploring. Each creation, whether canvas or journal, is dipped in not just paint but joy and all are sprinkled with grace.

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