As a child I was always sketching but lost the desire somewhere along the way. I knew I had an eye for art but didn't know how to take what I saw and registered in my brain to my hands. When in 2006, during a 7 month period of terrible loss I found myself in a deep dark hole. Two years of depression and a trip to a therapist, who suggested I revisit my first love, art, I found my way to the light and happiness once again. I love to paint flowers as they are of rebirth, beauty and color.
My artistic education consists of junior high art for three years, then nothing until I joined an afternoon class with local artist Ross Myers. I then discovered the world of workshops. I've taken many around the country with artists such as; David Leffel, Sherri McGraw, Derek Penix, Daniel Keys, Kelli Folsom, Kevin Beilfuss, Charles Ewing, Lori Putnum, Tim Tyler and Romel de la Torre and they've given me a basis to further my art.
National Juried Shows:
Artists of Northwest Arkansas
Abundnce 2011 2nd Place Oil A.R.T.(Alpha Rho Tau)
Rainy Day in Caan 2011 1st Place Photography A.R.T.
Clematis 2011 Honorable Mention oil A.R.T.
Harvest Time 2015 2nd Place Oil A.R.T.
Topiary 2016 1st Place Oil A.R.T.
Black Eye Susan in Purple and Blue 2016 H.M. Oil A.R.T.
A Red Rose 2016 3rd Place Oil Southeast Oklahoma
Fine Arts (SOFA)
Oren’s Orchids 2017 3rd Place A.R.T.
Lady and the Red Rose 2018 1st Place Oil
MORE Color –Dennis R. Neill Equality Center