“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” Leonardo deVinci
Save for high school art and sculpture classes, I’m a self-taught artist.I’ve painted as a hobby for 30 plus years, and only in late 2008 have been able to devote full time to it. I’ve shown in many arts & crafts shows in Oklahoma and Arkansas over the years.
As anyone can see from my paintings, my inspiration comes from nature. I grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but with relatives in Arkansas, we visited often. I fell in love with the mountains, river, lakes and the abundance of wildlife. I eventually relocated to the Dardanelle area.
I work in oils. I love the way oils blend, it makes painting feathers and fur a delight. My favorite surface to paint on is masonite , because of the smooth surface, it’s great for depicting detail. Deer, ducks and horses are some of my more frequently used subjects. I’m still learning how to paint and loving every minute!