Original Oil Paintings
My passion for art began at a very young age and has always been influenced by the beauty and colors of nature in my surroundings. The daughter of an airman, I lived many different places and was fortunate to always be encouraged by both of my parents during these formative years to further explore my interest in art through various creative mediums.
A student at Virginia Tech, I took numerous classes furthering my appreciation for the arts studying design, drawing, architecture and photography before receiving my B.S. in Interior Design in 1983.
Deciding to put my desire to create art to canvas, I began taking oil painting instruction under the tutelage of the very talented artist Susan Burgoyne of Newport News, Virginia in 1995. My husband’s career path led us to relocate not long thereafter, and although raising our two sons became my primary focus (and joy!) for several years I kept my interest in the arts alive and well dabbling in design, photography, and periodically painting. MORE