I decided I wanted to be an artist in middle school and took many art classes in high school. In college I found my passion with painting. After college I continued painting, got married and had two children. Once the children were born I put down the brushes for about 7 years.
In 2011 I decided to start painting again. To get back into the swing of things, I made a commitment to do one flower painting a week for all of that year. I really liked the discipline of the ‘flower project’, so this year I am working on ‘literary figures’ I am painting a different character from some of my favorite books each month.
My absolute favorite painters are Van Gogh and Picasso. Picasso’s blue and rose periods are so fantastic. The emotion each piece conveys is so beautiful. Music is essential while painting. With the ‘flowers project’ I listened to a different band for each painting. I was curious to see how the music would influence each painting.