About Sketching and Painting the Moments
Sketching and Painting is a relaxing, meditative, and visual way for us to slow down and savor the “everyday moments” in our lives.
Here is one of my favorite quotes by Sharon Nolin, “The daily things in your life are worth celebrating, and no matter what your skill level, you raise the mundane to the sacred by looking at it carefully and recording it.”
My wish is for my viewers to be inspired to record those moments in their lives. I will be sharing some of my sketches, paintings, and tips I have picked up along the way. Please follow along on my art journey.
I have always loved creating some type of art. As a child, I would spend hours and hours lost in the joy of drawing and painting. When I became a wife and mother, life shifted into high gear and the time for art diminished. However, once my children were grown, the desire to create once again bubbled up to the surface.
I chose watercolor as my medium because I love its transparency, luminosity and spontaneous traits. It can be a fun and challenging adventure to follow where the painting leads. Although watercolors can be quiet and gentle, I prefer to create a cheerful mood with vibrant and dramatic colors. Because sketching and painting is such a joy, I lose track of all time when I pick up a brush. My desire is to produce art that would cause the viewer to reflect on the beautiful creation of the Master Artist, our Creator.
Through the years I have had the privilege of studying with Susan Crouch, Sterling Edwards, Leslie Fehling, Jan Groenemann, A.J. Schexnayder, Brenda Swenson, and Wes Waugh.
My work has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions, judged shows, and galleries and earned many awards.
Currently you can find my work at these North Carolina venues: The Billy Graham Library, The Cove Training Center, and the Cabarrus Art Guild Gallery.
In addition to exhibiting my art, I enjoy teaching classes in watercolor and sketchbook journaling.