I am a self-taught, working artist who works out of my studio at my home in Hot Springs, Arkansas on beautiful Lake Hamilton.
When I began drawing and painting somewhere around age 10, I never dreamed I would someday make my living from my art. It didn’t come overnight and it’s nothing I’ve spent my life working toward. It was a gradual thing.
I spent 25 years of my life working “real” jobs and raising children and it wasn’t until I was over forty that the process began for me to be where I am today. Beginning in 1987 I began painting professionally and in 1993 I began traveling the art fair circuit. After traveling for 15 years, I returned to work for 3 years in my other career as a nurse.
I officially retired in April 2012 and am now back full time in my studio creating art. I am a Mixed Media artist who loves paper and layers.
My focus at this time is on using acrylics and other permanent media to paint papers and create collages. I also use these papers along with up-cycled materials in making handmade journals. I am actively teaching workshops online, in my Studio and traveling to other venues to teach.
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