I married a wonderful man and soon after we had two beautiful and creative children. It was through my wish to stay home from work and care for them that I began my mural painting business. For 19 years I was content painting the chosen subjects and moods of my various clients. As time passed, I discovered that I longed to express my own ideas through my art; that mural painting no longer satisfied my desire to create.
Through various workshops, my involvement with the Riverside Art Museum, PAAR, and classes at the Watts Atelier, I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring other aspects of painting, including studio work on canvas, painting "en plein air", and portraiture. I've discovered that development and growth in any one of these venues has a direct effect on the others. I am always amazed at how, with every painting, educated art discussion, workshop, or class, there is always something to be learned or gained as an artist. Exploring new possibilities, breaking rules, (discovering months later through my own clumsiness why those rules exist), reaching breakthroughs where some skill has suddenly become attainable to me, and striving to become the artist God intended me to be is a great source of enjoyment and fulfillment for me!