When I was younger, people would say “you have talent, but you need to get a real job to make a living.” This limited my freedom to follow my dreams. Now at 70, I desire to use my talents for His Glory. As a child, I’d watch my grandfather paint; he gave me watercolor and pastels so I could paint also. Growing up in San Angelo, Texas, I was able to be a part of a wonderful art program for young artists and learned many different mediums. As an Air Force wife , we were stationed in Azores, Portugal, where I was able to study with Senior Maduro Dias.
In 2019, I felt like I needed to paint, picked up some watercolors and acrylics, dug out my oil paints and pastels, and began to create again. In 2020, I won 1st and 2nd place at the Cotton Festival Art Show. I have recently joined the Elmore County Art Guild, Prattauga Art Guild, and The Kelly museum and enjoy participating in in art activities.