3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020
When I was a young girl growing up on the Gulf Coast of Texas, my mother decided to take an oil painting class just for fun. Not wanting to go by herself, she invited me to take the class with her. That day changed me forever. It was the introduction to paint on canvas for me and my mind and imagination were opened to the freedom of creation at the end of a paintbrush. That first painting lesson was many years ago, but it began my hunger to create.
I find pure pleasure in the act of painting – the movement of paint on a canvas, the mistakes that can change a piece for the better, the constant problem solving, the unknown end and even the smell of the paint. I paint to discover more about who I am and who I may become.
One of my favorite things to paint is the sky. I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with color as I put paintbrush to canvas, creating dark to light images through blending the colors to create depth and structure in the painting. I find joy in creating colors on canvas, that even though the colors exist in nature – a sunrise or sunset that’s a color all its own; the brilliant blue of a mountain lake reflecting the sky; the dazzling red of a cardinal against a bough of pine; etc. – many people don’t necessarily notice them in nature, but they might see them in a painting. All these incredible colors intrigue me and I love introducing them to a blank, white canvas.