Wife - Mother - Grandmother - Artist
Every Piece of Art Still Amazes Me!
Honestly, I drew the Bulldog Series a long time before I moved to Georgia. I just thought it would be a fun project to paint animals experiencing the human condition. I've always felt the expressions on dogs faces show how they are feeling emotionally. Each one of these paintings represents something I saw humans doing, in real life. I just replaced them with the kind of dog I felt would express the emotion of the moment.
I've known more than a few fishermen. Part of my youth was spent on the shores along the Massachusetts coast...and the inland lakes of Maine. I saw a lot of fisherman. This one is an impression I had of one I met on the docks one day.
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.