I have always had an interest in arts, even as a young child. I loved coloring and drawing, I just never out grew it.
I checked into art classes in the late seventies and at that time in my life I just could not afford it. I had two small children, so I put it on the back burner (I know a lot of you know what I mean about that back burner). In the late eighties Gary (my husband) heard about Kathy Davis giving paint classes in Reidsville, Georgia. He tried to get me to sign up for it but I was working. I thought that so much time had slipped by, there was not much use trying it now. I thank God for Gary... he knew that this was my dream and he did not give up own me. He talked with Kathy again and found out Brenda Harris was teaching a class in Vidalia, Ga. He just would not let me say no this time. I finely made it to my first painting class November 23,2002, and that's all it took. Gary is my hero, He helped me save my dream. Had it not been for him and Kathy I don't think I would have made it.
I am a self taught artist but here are some of the well known artists that I've had the pleasure of taking their classes.
Vickie Kucera - Acrylic & Oils Kathy Davis - Acrylic & Oils
Pat Appling - Oils Brenda Harris - Acrylic
Valerie Stewart - Oils - Portraits Shirley Chipman - Oil
Este Rayle - Oil
My first thanks goes to God, I know my talent is a gift from him.
Gary for believing in me and not letting me forget my dream