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Welcome! Follow my brushes through the garden and into the wild.
What began as a series of miniature flowers in oil evolved into miniature bird paintings which has now evolved into a flat out obsession. Nature has held my fascination since childhood. Between walks in the woods with my great aunt to identify birds, to toddling behind my grandmother in her vast flower gardens, or camping trips with my parents, nature has been ingrained in my DNA. Its only natural for birds, flowers and nature to become the passion in art. The birds and flowers have moved on from the miniatures to larger canvases and from single birds to groups of birds.
Initially, the mini paintings were the answer to a request which quickly evolved into a passion. The flowers were the start, followed by the birds. The flowers, butterflies and birds at first were the ones growing in my garden or visiting my feeders, as the passion has grown, I am painting more birds and nature from the wild. Lately, my camera and I are out and about exploring in the botanical gardens, wildlife refuges, parks and other wonderful places. New and bigger paintings are in the works!
The blog is where I share what I learn out and about in the wild or in the studio. Years of teaching painting has led to a desire to able to share with new and former artists who've taken my classes.