I am 44 years old, live in Louisiana and have worked as a nurse for the past 17 years. After the death of my Mother (July 2, 2010) I began to paint to keep my mind occupied and it gave me such peace. I have no formal training as an artist
and have only been painting since September of 2010. I guess you can say I am self taught everything you see is my own work it just comes straight out of my heart and mind. My art seems to take people places emotionally that they have never been or where they want to go. I have received comments like, "Your art moves me" "I can feel your heart all over the canvas", "this is exactly how I feel I just didn't know how to say it" , etc. It excites me when people look at my work and totally get what I am saying....I Love That!
The memories of my Mother's laugh, her smile, her beautiful green eyes with flecks of brown and her grace are the inspiration behind my paintings. I began painting after her death and found that I could express my pain, joy, anger, etc. through my paintings and didn't have to say a word. My paintings exemplify serenity, grace and simplicity with an unexpected splash of bold color all illuminating off of the canvas thru heavy texture. I love to use metallic colors and the way they change depending on the direction of the light.
Art to me is telling your story without saying a word! I know I have accomplished my goal when the purchaser looks at my painting with a tear in their eye, shaking their head as if they were listening to me speak or a faint smile comes over their face...at that moment I know they totally get it and THAT is what makes my heart happy. I know at that moment I have touched their heart and in return puts a smile on my face! I can't imagine a day without painting and look forward to every day because I know that I will get up in the morning and begin another painting. My hope is that my paintings will touch the lives of every person that sees them and they too will find the peace that I have found. …Read More