I have been an artist as long as I can remember, and I have a pretty long memory! I sold my first painting at 17 years old in an art expo at my high school. The next day I tried to buy it back because I was sure I’d never do anything that good again! Fortunately that wasn’t the case, but I’d put that painting up against my best and I think it would still hold up.
I married right after high school, immediately started a family and denied my art for 25+ years. It came out in crafts and home decor, as well as personal greeting cards I always made. But in the mid ’90’s I felt a spiritual need to create art again. As with all passions, it just started to flow. First with oils, then pastels. During the years I wasn’t painting, I was working in creative businesses, (i.e. advertising, marketing and public relations). That’s where I learned about Photoshop. Almost by accident I began taking photographs and turning them into works of art on my computer.
Have fun looking around these galleries. Many of these works, and more, can be found on my Fine Art America website!