I have taken up painting in my golden years. My great-grandmother was an artist and I had always wanted to express myself on canvas. I had taken some art history and art appreciation courses while studying at Mary Baldwin College but I had never tried to create my own art. It has been a rewarding experience.
I enjoy working in pastel and oil. I grew up in LaGrange, the oldest of 11 children. My father was a physician, but he raised Angus cattle as a hobby and we spent a great deal of time in the country. My mother was a musician and our home was always filled with beautiful music. I studied piano and violin. Several large paintings done by my great-grandmother hung in our home. I think the exposure to the beauty of the land of the Georgia piedmont in addition to my motherís influence of music and art appreciation set the stage for my desire to paint.