Wife - Mother - Grandmother - Artist
Every Piece of Art Still Amazes Me!
It may be called "White Diamond Grill", but everyone around here knows it simply as "The White Diamond". You don't have to say 'BBQ" or "Grill". There's really only ONE White Diamond. And it's been there for a while.
Since at least 1951... or '49. Depending on who you talk to. My first recollection of it was from the Little League games at Flint Field. They sold plates and sandwiches at the game. All from White Diamond. And it was delicious.
Since those days, a lot has changed around Flint Field...as well as 'The White Diamond". There are stores where fields used to be. And schools where the woods were.
But the great taste of "The White Diamond" has remained.
This painting reflects a little of the changes, while paying tribute to the rich history of a Middle Georgia Landmark. It's part of the HiWay 96 Project because it's on 'Old HiWay 96". And we're glad it is.
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.