In many ways I have been an artist my entire life, constantly rearranging my environment into more pleasing shapes and colors. I am happiest when creating in any media. As a youngster, art was my favorite subject and I tried many different media. In “the day” I painted many paint-by-numbers paintings and always changed them to suit my developing sense of color and arrangement. I was lucky enough to go to high school in a time when art was very accessible and I always added a class to my academic curriculum.
However, life intervened and instead of following a career in art, I went to college and became a nurse. I did not try painting again until 1990. At this time, I tried oils, but gravitated towards watercolors. During this phase I painted quite a bit and was fortunate enough to sell some work through Jamison Gallery in Portland and Little Sebago Gallery in Windham. After I retired in 2013, I itched to get back into fine art again. At the Artascope studio, where I took up metalsmithing, were also many painters and that exposure reminded me how much I used to enjoy painting. Finally the time was right to pick up the brush again. My new journey is with oils and I can’t wait to see where it leads me!