I loved painting and drawing all through school, but majored in something "practical" in college. Being a stay-at-home mom for three little girls and the wife of a career Air Force officer (who was often away for months at a time) kept me happy and too busy to think about art.
My family and I eventually settled in Austin TX, and I had a long career with a financial company. As my retirement approached I began to think that if I ever wanted to paint seriously, I'd better get started.
A series of night classes in oil painting through the Art School at Laguna Gloria in Austin was the start of my painting adventures.
At retirement we moved to San Antonio, and I began studying with Sydney Sinclair in Boerne, TX. In addition I have taken workshops through the Coppinni Institute in San Antonio, studying with Carol Marine, Susan Carlin, and others. A workshop with Nancy Bush took me to Panderes, NM, and I traveled to Kansas for a workshop with Kim Casebeer. What great opportunites to see our beautiful country while leaning new painting ideas and techniques from wonderful teachers!
Landscapes and still life scenes are my primary subjects. I love painting with oil paint because of its luscious buttery texture and forgiving nature. Time at my easel brings me some of the happiest times of my life.