My art experience began with the help of my mother. She supplied the materials, guidance, and taught me how to color within the lines when I was two and helped me paint my first oil painting when I was three. I was later raised in Missouri and continued my art at North Platte R-1 in Missouri.
Encouraging others in art is important to me. It also helps to keep my imagination alive by being involved in local galleries, the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, the Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, and designing Graphics for over 30 yrs. My husband, family and friends are my best supporters and critics of my work. Being a successful artist is having faith in God and having His love shine through my art. My pastel works may be found at Noyes Art Gallery; in the Lincoln Artists’ Guild sponsored shows; in my studio; and various venues throughout Nebraska.
The Lincoln Artists' Guild (Lincoln, NE) is a wonderful organization that encourages art for every level. I have enjoyed being a part of this great group of artists. The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs combines 43 art clubs (780 members) in Nebraska (Including the Lincoln Artists' Guild) into one association. We hold an art convention once a year in June. If you would like more information, please contact me.
I am also a newer author of an instructional art book, "Naturally Wild: How to Paint Animals Using Pastels." Naturally Wild book available for purchase:
I done illustrations for three other authors. One book is published, "Eliza the Pig" by Author Alexandra McClanahan. I have three illustrations in this book. You can find this book on Create Space or Amazon.com: www.createspace.com/5876796
Mailing Address: 1636 Totem Pole Way, Krum, TX 76249
Past Member, Noyes Art Gallery
119 South 9th St., Lincoln, NE 68508, www.noyesartgallery.com
Lincoln Artists' Guild past president (2007-2010), current member and graphic design/scholarship chairperson, www.lincolnartistsguild.org
Nebraska Mothers Association and American Mothers, Inc.®
I painted the fish reading the book, a deer on one side, and a hunting dog on the other side.