2116 NE 107 Terr
Kansas City, MO 64155
Becoming an artist is the fulfillment of a life-long dream for me. From my earliest memories my calling has been creating artwork. As is sometimes the case, that was not the only calling on my life. I became a full-time stay-at-home wife and mother until a few years ago when my two sons were able to get started in their own careers as an electrical engineer and a commissioned army officer. Now my husband and I dedicate our resources to making our home together and supporting each other in our respective work. That means that since 2008 I have been painting, taking classes and workshops with local artists, participating in community art groups and shows and developing my gift as a visual artist. My style is representational because I believe that an interpretation of my visual experience must include a realistic description of what I see and appreciate in nature. Because it must be truthful to the original image imparted to my mind from my visual experience, my work includes realistic detail. I believe that the more it resembles the original image the more beautiful it will be to the viewer. I also believe that it should appear to be a painter's creation, rather than a camera's recording and therefore I strive for painterly touches in my work such as moderately loosely rendered elements and thickly textured brushwork. My medium is oil paint and my philosophy is that art is something beautiful that promotes healing and uplifts the spirit. My favorite subject is portrait and figurative work. The human form is the central theme of our existence here and complete biography and environmental description can be read in the face and figure of man, woman and child. This biography I find to be the most universal truth of our existence. The beauty of truth is what my art is about. Similarly, the animal world can show so much of the same and I also like painting portraits of that kingdom as well.