When Life becomes still, creativity is born.
My journey began after moving from a large city to a small rural community, population, 1,500. My eyes became fully aware, for the first time in my life, of color, nature and my surroundings. I was introduced to oil pastels through an artist in the community....and that was it! As I began painting; shapes, patterns and the female form just started pouring out of me. I am self taught and feel I was uninhibited in my execution. Colors were coming from deep within my soul and I was loving every minute of it.
I am extremely passionate about children's artwork and feel my work has somewhat of the same naivety and whimsy. I also like putting colors together that shouldn't work...it gives me pause, but in a good way. My paintings do not feel complete, until I outline my work in black.... It is my way of bringing the painting to life.
I am a native of Columbus, Ohio. I have lived the past 21 years, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in the historic village of McConnelsville, Ohio.