Wife - Mother - Grandmother - Artist
Every Piece of Art Still Amazes Me!
I've always loved painting plants. I'm fascinated by the intricate designs within the plant itself. At one point I wanted to pursue a career as a botanical artist. I studied, drew various botanical representations, and studied it for a year or so. In the end, there just wasn't that much call for botanical artists at the time. So I switched my focus to other things.
Botanical drawing is one of the most disciplined art forms in the world. You must focus on all the things that normally go unnoticed. Although I eventually moved to other things, botanical drawing really moved my art skills along. It helped me learn how to pay attention to details. And to paint them. And my subject matter came from my surroundings. Only it was more detailed than it used to be. This painting and print was inspired by a cucumber plant grown in our garden! I hope you enjoy owning it!
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.