I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I’m one of the lucky ones. Some people
are naturally left-brained…..logical and technical with strong reasoning
skills. Some people are naturally right-brained…..fanciful and emotive
with imagination galore. Some people, the lucky ones, are blessed with
both. I am blessed.
I work in the communications industry as an IT Senior Applications Analyst.
That is my career. Painting is my passion.
As a child my mother always nudged me towards the arts, but did so in
a way that never made me feel pressured. She recognized a talent and wished
for me the same passion for art that she herself embraced. She wound up
letting me kick the crayons to the curb to pursue life, knowing as mothers
do, that my desire for creativity would eventually pull me back into the
fold. It worked.
I began dabbling in various mediums. Nothing grabbed me though, until
the late 90’s. I had a bonus check burning a hole in my pocket and not
a pressing bill in sight. “You know who” suggested I buy oil painting supplies.
I did, and haven’t looked back since.
I paint from life, from photos, from my imagination, and sometimes from
a combination of the three. My husband says that if you stand still in
our household long enough it is inevitable that you will become the subject
of one of my paintings.
I enjoy the challenge of portrait art, the accuracy of still life art,
the playfulness of animal painting, and the freedom of landscaping. Most
of all, I enjoy sharing my passion. I hope you enjoy it too.