When did you first know you wanted to be an artist? What got you started?
I can’t recall a time when I didn’t feel I was an artist. My mother was a professional fashion illustrator, both grandmothers were artists and art supplies were always available. Art was a happy family activity. I am the oldest of 5 children and being a little more advanced and experienced gave me confidence from an early age.
What is your favorite subject matter to paint and why?
Though I get inspired by a wide range of subject matter, people are the most intriguing…also the most difficult to paint. I paint all manner of subject matter attempting to capture some of the essences of God’s amazing creation.
What living artists inspire you?
I’m inspired by Shirley Trevino, Iain Stewart and so many of the local Watercolor Art Society-Houston watercolor painters, where I live.
Who are your favorite artists from history?
John Singer Sargent and Joachim Sarolla.
Do you have any special tip or technique to share with other artists?
Keep expanding your horizons–read more, study new techniques. I like this quote:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor…….” Mark Twain