My Artist Statement
I create original pieces of art using watercolor, ink, pastel, acrylic, alcohol ink, and mixed media. I’m always open to trying a new medium, and find comfort in those that are familiar.
Most of the time I use a photo as a reference to start a painting. This image is just a guide; a starting point as imagination and creativity takes over.
I am so blessed to live in the beautiful north woods. We enjoy breathtaking sunsets, snow that glistens, amazing Autumn color, wildlife large and small, peaceful lakes and streams and so, so much more. Being surrounded by all this beauty I often feel that I want to capture a specific feeling; a moment on my canvas that I am able to enjoy and share with others.
Art and being creative has always been something I have loved, and enjoyed and feel this passion for art is a gift from God.
My artwork can be viewed at area gallery’s in the north woods. I also participate in area art shows. I am a member of the Northwoods Art Tour and area art leagues.
Over the years I have enjoyed taking classes from various talented artists. I am thankful for each one of them as they offered information that I have taken away with me, and use in creating art in my style.
I also enjoy sharing the knowledge I’ve gained with others as I teach various classes for children and adults. I also lead paint parties as a fun learning and social option.
My studio, Oak View Studio, is open by appointment year round. It’s always a pleasure to share my creative space and artistic creations with those who stop by.