I discovered my Iove for art from a very young age. When I was 8 years old I began sketching covers to my Disney books. In my teen years, my medium of choice was oil pastels. There were many years that went by while I raised my children, worked and went to school that I did not have time to draw or paint.
Around 2009, I had the opportuntity to paint a ceiling tile as a donation to a local hospital. Only water based paints were allowed, so I used acrylic paint. After painting several ceiling tiles for this hospital, I was invited, along with other local artists, to paint ceiling tiles for the physicians entryway. At this time I had never had any formal instruction and I was honored to be invited to join established local artists in this project. In 2011, it was time to move on to painting on canvas.
In my quest to find reference materials for my paintings, I discovered a greater love; photography. Living in Florida, there is an abudance of subject matter to shoot. I obtained my first SLR camera at a pawn shop. What can I say, I am in love with photography, specifically, photographing wildlife and architecture. I wish I could travel the world taking photographs all day long. Perhaps someday.
I work in a very stressful job during the day. Photography gives me peace of mind and makes me happy. I hope you enjoy my work. Please check back often for new work.
I do not watermark my photos with the Fine Art America Watermark. In the future I hope to have more paintings available for sale.