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 a 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.