I am so pleased that you have taken the time to stop for a visit in my World!
I enjoy painting and teaching in all mediums but Oil is my first love! I started as a Tole Painter (Decorative Art) which gave me the basics of how to paint in any style. Many years ago I fell in love with the style of "contemporary realism" - painting a subject and making it look like a photo. It has taken me into the Fine Art world and I find that it is a style that challenges me! It is very exciting for me to take what God has given me and apply it to His creation that speaks to me most!
In order to share my painted designs I have created Notecards and Refrigerator Art featuring my artwork. Notecards are suitable for sending or for framing! Refrigerator Art adds a colorful accent to your refrigerator or any metal surface!
For awhile now I have been painting in a new medium: Alcohol Ink. A joyous medium and SO colorful! The designs tend to be more abstract or loose interpretations of scenes - 180° from the tight realism that I spend so much time doing! I love to create my designs on functional pieces (my Decorative Art training!) like ceramic tiles, magnets, dishes, plates, etc. With addition of resin some of the pieces become heat and water resistant. I also love to create an ocean effect - beautiful on canvas! Check them out!
In June 2017 I made a move from Eureka, CA to Phoenix, AZ! I never thought that I would leave California but my son lives here and will be closer to see my daughter in Florida! It is a big change, especially the weather but I find that I am adapting! I have a new home and am looking forward to decorating it and making it mine! This brought about a life change, as well. I will no longer be teaching in my home as I have since 1997. I plan on only teaching for special weekend seminars. This will give me more time to create and I look forward to that!
Happy Painting to you all!
"Paint What You Love!!"
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JJ's Ice Queen - Oil
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Society of Decorative Painters