Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Traditional
I'm a Portrait and Still Life Artist
What was your inspiration?
I've been a portrait painter for many years (oil paint). But, my preference is still life. I love to paint textures. The dry old books, and filtered light of the handkerchief.
I wasn't sure if Craftsy was the place to show my art work. But then again, why not? I'm a person of many parts. I love to paint as much as I love to sew.
What are you most proud of?
I studied with a number of great teachers in the 1970s. They are well known, and if you are as old as I am you'll recognize them by name: Beverly Miller, Bill Alexander, Buck Paulson, Bob Warren, Gary Jenkins, and Lucian Lupinski. I taught oil painting classes during the 1980s and 1990s.
In the 1950s every little girl wanted to be a movie star. But, I wanted to be a painter. My very first sketch was a self portrait and I made sure I had a big smile with lots of teeth showing. My sister refers to my first portrait sketch as, "ninety teeth." We still laugh about it.