P. O. Box 23
Huntsville AL 35649
I live and paint in Mooresville where inspiration for a painting is endless. Adding a theme, plus people and animals, to a painting of an antebellum building makes a delightful folk art painting. Should I say instead that I love to paint Mooresville. My studio is in the backyard of our home on High Street and was build by a doctor as his office in 1870.
Pulaski, TN 38478
I was born in Santa Barbara, CA, a magical place by the ocean. I regularly spent all of my allowance at the pet store downtown. I studied Materials Engineering in San Luis Obispo and then began a slow migration eastward to the hills of southern middle Tennessee.
I learned to use a great big brush, big cans of paint and an enormous canvas painting for the theater while our children grew. Now, I sculpt and paint the animals and their spaces with the wool and sticks and images that fill my life on our farm of little sheep and little cows.
I work to share my peaceable feelings of animals and earth in my work by offering the textures, the materials and the presence that I have experienced in my life here on our farm.
It was in the forest that I found “the peace that passeth understanding” Jane Goodall
Studio 2027 Lowe Mill
Huntsville, AL 35805
My studio is located at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Studio 2027 I am also currently serving as First Vice President of the Huntsville Art League which also located at Lowe Mill in Studio 2013.
Valley Planet, September 2014 Cover Photo and Bio
My life as a artist has been a total transformation to a new life – a metamorphosis that has been a true blessing and exciting journey. This journey began after watching so many people that I love succumb to cancer and old age. I did not want to waste a moment of my life and realized that I absolutely love immersing myself in a canvas of oils, pastels, acrylic and charcoal, creating a work of art from my heart.
My inspiration is the world in which we live. There are so many beautiful and unique people, animals, flowers and scenes that I am never at a loss as to what to paint. As I paint, I want to see these images in a new way, with vibrant colors and textures. Using soft pastels is a way to bring these colors to life and oils bring the texture and richness to the canvas that I so love.
As I am painting, I get lost in the serenity of creating something beautiful that will last for generations. It brings great joy and satisfaction when I reach the point in my peace when I see the very soul of the person or animal that I am painting. Each piece is an example of peace and relaxation. My goal for the viewer is to extend that peace and tranquility to them – as an escape to another time and place.
After so many years of raising children and caring for loved ones, I know that I am truly blessed to have found this hidden talent and I thank God. In all that I create, I will honor Him