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I am a self-taught artist with a background in business; for many years, I worked at the IRS and when I retired, I took over the office management of my husband’s pool service company. For many years, I have done my own promoting and marketing of both my art and for my husband, developing our own advertisements and brochures. I am president and newsletter editor of Clovis Art Guild. As Director of Art-Tique, I publish an on-line newsletter concerning local art events and I find places for local artists to show and sell their work.
As an artist, I concentrate on the interconnected relationship between humans, nature, and the strong bonds between humans and animals. I focus on the bonds between man, nature and animals because I think God created all of us to be part of a whole, not just individuals. While our individuality is important, equally important is our connection to each other. Simple images of everyday life (past and present), pets, and animals dominate my representational art. I paint abstracts because they are fun; I also have a prolific body of Imaginative Realism art.
I feel art should have an emotional impact on the viewer; it should speak up for itself. If a painting does not evoke some type of emotion, I do not care how technically perfect it may be to me it is not art. For myself, I also prefer my art to say something positive. We owe it to ourselves not to spread gloom and despair all over everyone! There is enough of that out in the world without artists celebrating it!
Since I am a “starving artist”, I work out of my home. I have a husband of 38 years who takes me to beautiful places to paint while he pans for gold, a son who writes juvenile fiction, and 2 cats. We used to have quite a menagerie, but sadly, the Guinea pig, two of our cats and all of our many dogs have passed on. They are remembered with love, laughter and tears.