From the time I was a small child, I wanted to be an artist. During my childhood, art was not considered to be an important pursuit. In the Kansas City, Missouri, school district, we had a traveling art teacher for about ½ hour per month. I was also a very academic child and knew that I needed a scholarship to go to college. I got my scholarship to a very good academic collage and graduated with a degree in Sociology. I spent years working with children in a variety of capacities. One day, out of the blue, I decided to be an artist. As usual, I jumped in with both feet. I took some painting classes with the focus on the elements and principals of design. I spent hours in my cold dark basement practicing until I was able to create some good watercolors.
My watercolors are painted in a nontraditional manner and I was gratified that they actually worked. I started doing shows around the United States and have won numerous awards, participated in juried exhibitions and have work in private and corporate collections around the world.
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