I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, you could often find me copying works from children’s books with pencil. My favorites were Beatrix Potter and Tasha Tudor. I dreamed of going to the Art Institute of Chicago and even sent in an application when I was in middle school (I wasn’t accepted! J) However, my interests expanded as I grew and I married and raised 5 amazing boys. To keep making art, I painted murals on their bedroom walls and even painted a few murals for the children of friends. When my kids grew up and left home, I continued to express my creativity through music and became a Therapeutic Musician. However, I always kept up drawing here and there. Fast forward to Covid 19 times and I found myself with LOTS of time to create! Alcohol inks fascinated me with their nature and unpredictable behavior, so I began experimenting and enjoying the way the inks flowed. But, I really am a detail focused realist artist and I longed to be able to tame the inks without losing their innate beauty. My works here today are the results of that experimentation process.
Art Show - August 7th - 31st
Commonwheel Artists Co-Op
102 Canon Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829