My painting career began in the early 1980’s in Southern California where I took classes from many accomplished decorative painters. What followed were years of painting and teaching others to paint including an invitation to teach at the prestigious National Tole Painting Society Convention as well as a selection of my work was included in a permanent Christmas Collection in the Smithsonian Institute.
Then... life got in the way: a divorce, a move back to the East Coast and a new start. What followed next were twenty five years of Primitive inspired Quilting and lastly, cross stitching within the covey of the Primitive Stitcher’s Society- a group of stitchers devoted to the love of Prim cross stitch and punch needle. Through the group I read about an artist and Punch Needle Designer, Teresa Kogut, teaching a course on painting... Angels.
The rest, as they say, is history. I picked up my paintbrush after 30+ years and haven’t stopped painting since. I paint in acrylics on mixed media- canvas, cradled board, wood and/or embossed, decorative paper. My pieces are crackled, antiqued and then varnished with at least three coats of professional water based varnish. All my work is original, signed and dated. The symbol ‘0’ indicates to the viewer the piece is an original. Please note the size of my paintings to get an accurate reflection of the work. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am truly humbled and honored to be in this group
I am married to a 33 year veteran Law enforcement Officer- the love of my life. Billy and I live in Summerville, South Carolina with Sammy, our very spoiled Jack Russell Terrier.
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