In the summer of 2014 we left the city and moved to East Texas for a change of life. As a Breast Cancer survivor stage III, my zest for life was explosive. Every day is a gift not to be squandered on anger, greed, or drama, but to be cherished and enjoyed until the last drop of sun. I always loved art, but was stuck in the corporate world and busy city. Moving out to Holly Lake Ranch and finding our slice of heaven, on a lake, in a beautiful loving community opened up my world to painting. With art filling our walls quickly as I began experimenting in all mediums and styles, my supportive husband sweetly suggested selling a few. With just a few listings they were gone, sold to executives in high places, farmers in Wyoming, art fans in Denmark and so on . When encouraged to pursue this dream by my amazing husband Bo... I jumped, leapt and cried for joy. I am living my dream, painting every day, on a lake, surrounded by nature and wildlife with my amazing family. I could not ask for more. As long as I am able to, I will paint and give my gratitude for this life that God gave me a second chance at.
Being an artist is one of the most rewarding passions to be able to do. I am inspired everyday with new ideas by the beauty that is everywhere. I can honestly say I go to bed and wake up thinking of creations I want to work on. I often email myself, sometimes in the middle of the night with a vision I want to paint. Will I ever get to all of them? I don't know, but I hope so, because I love see my idea come to life. I love the process I go through in my head of steps and layers in my mind of how I will go about a piece to achieve the final outcome I have in my head. But the idea part is just one part of the joy, because when I get to start experimenting with colors, inks, heat, textures, and all the materials to build and create my paintings...it is so amazing! I will work in my studio for hours listening to music that suites my mood that day. I am lost in the art and the process. It is a natural high, a way of loosing yourself or escaping to time just for you. All of this sounds amazing and it is, but it gets even better when I witness someone falling in love with something I dreamed up and created. Knowing that they will look at a piece of art every day and it will make them happy...that is the biggest joy and thrill of it all! Each painting speaks to someone for their own various reasons. The saying "art is in the eye of the beholder" is so true.
I hope you find a painting today that speaks to you and I hope you hang it where you will enjoy it every day. I hope every time you look at it, you will feel inspired and happy.
"Enjoy the journey and thank you for supporting mine!"