One of my favorite quotes:
“Don’t pretend to be what you don’t intend to be.”
At age two my parents set up a small table in a corner of our dining room and that was my art corner. On that little table was paper, crayons, water color paints, scissors, glue, etc. and from that moment my journey as an artist began. I spent hours at that table in the corner, coloring, painting, cutting, pasting; it was my own little world.
My formal training is the school of life, years and years of doing what I love to do…ART!
My work is scattered here and there for people to see –my most recent piece is a mural painted on a transformer box in Loveland located on Hwy. 34 and Kennedy called “Steampunk Wonder I” - also locally City of Longmont - the Sister Cities Goose in the Civic Center, all murals in the Safety Fire Truck and a mural in Columbine Elementary School. In Washington Iowa is a “Crow’s Foot” painted Barn Quilt –the ‘Barn Quilts of Washington County’. The very first murals I was lucky enough to work on were the murals in the Berthoud High School auditorium and cafeteria. I have painted several murals in private homes, as well as my own children’s and grandchildren’s rooms included. For a while there I seemed to be destine to paint large murals.
I ran the City of Longmont’s Youth Services art programs for Longmont Youth which included the A.R.T.S. Program (Art Reaching Teen’s Spirits), After School Art Clubs, the Teen Dance Club – Club Breakdown, and the Art in the Park programs. I also have a knack for organizing art programing in a community.
For a few years I helped to run an adult painting class called “Sip N Doodle” and have offered several similar classes at the Wildfire Art Center in Berthoud. This is allot of fun to watch adults go through their process of self-discovery through painting.
I am a board member of the Berthoud Wildfire Art Center and have recently been a board member on the BAHA (Berthoud Arts & Humanities Alliance).
I have dabbled in many different mediums – drawing/painting, glass work, metal work but currently find myself making jewelry and getting my hands dirty working with clay as I move forward in an ever evolving world of art around myself. I have recently taken a few Felting Classes – enjoying this new medium.
I am not sure where my Art Journey will take me but I am open to see what the future holds and my dream is to be a self-supporting artist in a wonderful artist community.
I am an Artist.