Wife - Mother - Grandmother - Artist
Every Piece of Art Still Amazes Me!
The truth is, I've always loved botanical drawing. So when my cousin asked that I draw a lily, I jumped at the opportunity. It took us a little time to research what species of lily it was, but we did figure it out. Barbara Mitchell's Daylily is well known in the Lily world. And I drew it !
Update: One of the most popular pink daylilies ever introduced. The Barbara Mitchell Daylily has rich pink blooms with wavy ruffled edges. It is an excellent performer. Winner of the Stout medal, daylily’s highest award.
The Stout Daylilly Award is the highest award a cultivar can receive. It was created in memory of Dr. Arlow Burdette Stout, who is considered to be the father of modern daylily breeding in North America. This annual award–as voted by AHS Garden judges–can be given only to a cultivar that has first received the Award of Merit not less than two years previously.
My biggest artistic influences were my great uncle and my cousin Christine. My great uncle worked on a Clay medallion sculpture portrait of me. My cousin Christine showed me how to shade. The sun coming through the window on a candlestick. She said to look at the candlestick us if it was a photograph negative. That made sense to me.
I never really did decide that I wanted to be an artist I just was.
The advice I would give to other artists. Inspire each other. Find artists that fit and can carry each other along with positive feed back. That is what will keep you creating, painting and drawing.