Painting has played a pretty big role in my life. I began learning to paint with “how to” books and experienced a great deal of trial and error. Many of my first paintings were not presentable, especially when I was trying to teach myself a particular technique. However, once I was able to complete a painting that was good enough to share with others, and when I began to hear words of encouragement, I was hooked.
Based on my belief that lots of us yearn to create something beautiful, I think we can learn to make the most of our God-given talents, whether those talents be huge or small. And if we really have the desire, we can learn to paint.
My love of painting and belief that everyone can learn prompted me to start teaching my own workshops to encourage people to experience the pleasure that I encountered while engrossed in such a fun activity, so they too could experience the thrill of creating their own paintings! I became certified as an MCT (Madden Certified Teacher) and in my workshops I taught watercolor basics along with the techniques of Terry Madden and my personal techniques. I have been greatly influenced by Terry Madden, a nationally known watercolor artist, whose work I very much admire. I hope you enjoy my paintings.