Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
I'm inspired by nature, by color and by beauty in all its forms. Especially every day beauty. Those little sparkling moments that stop me and make me appreciate being alive.
I'm also inspired by inspiring others to learn the craft of painting so they have the tools to follow their own artistic heart. The more I teach, the more I learn.
I love to paint from photos to catch that instant in time. The moment between breaths. If you live in my neighborhood you will see me riding around on my bike with my camera around my neck. Looking for those moments. Something that connects to me. That image that just seems to come into full color in a black and white world. I also love to paint outdoors, just enjoying being there and trying to incorporate all the sensations, smells, sounds into the painting. And then I take lots and lots of photos to bring back for studio paintings.
I've been painting for many years, I began when my kids were in high school. I was on a mission to rediscover myself, and my joy for life. On a whim I started taking some drawing classes at night after work. Little did I know what I was getting into! Art has absolutely changed my life. My state of mind, my heart, my passion. Oh and my house, :) I'm in two bedrooms and the family room now! d
So, I took lots of college classes, read lots of books and took workshops and classes from local artists. In the end, though, the real teacher in this journey is the easel, and I learn something new every time I show up!
Art is for everyone. We are all creative. You ARE creative! Living with and creating original art makes life full and rich.
A few recent accomplishments
On the personal side:
I am very proud of my wonderful family: Joe (son) and his wife Samantha , Dustin (son), his wife Bree and granddaughters Lilah and Haven, Juli (daughter)and her s.o. Alex and Amber (stepdaughter) and her son Dominic.
For more information check out my :