The Artist with her Service Dog
About the Artist
I'm a self-taught painter and have been painting for over thirty years. I received my first set of watercolor paints as a child and haven't stopped painting. Painting has always been a part of my life even after college and graduate school, working a "day job" and building a career. All of that changed the day I became brain injured after surviving a car accident. My brain injury resulted with significant life transitions, among which my inability to return back to my previous profession as an Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. So here I am, embarking on a new chapter and looking forward to sharing my work with you.
Each painting in its detail is sketched by hand then watercolors are applied. There is an element of research involved when starting a new painting. I am often asked where I get ideas for my work; most often it's either environmental, something I see while on a walk, part of a conversation, or simply imaginary. Whichever way, each painting takes it's own shape from beginning to end resulting with a vibrant narrative.