so many others, I have always appreciated the arts. Any art. The desire, time,
energy, dedication, talent etc., are a small example of what it takes to be
accomplished in any area.
by accident, my journey started while walking through the entrance of a mall. I
stopped to admire the works of a student and his instructor, explaining how
envious I was of their talent and how I had always wanted to paint. They
suggested I should join them and take lessons. I thought I could never produce
such works of art and continued on with my business. On the way out I once
again admired the works of these two men, and once again they encouraged me to
join them. I decided nothing, ventured nothing gained.
I paint once a week for 3 hours, and once in a while, for a few hours on
another day of the week. I’ve attended 3 plein air events not realizing you
paint your surroundings and not just paint at a location. I am grateful to
Novak Plavic who introduced me to brushes and tubes of oil paint. To Steve
Foglia who made me feel welcome and encouraged me to take lessons. To Judy
Sherman, my current instructor, who passes on her great knowledge and talent
am grateful for the people I have met and the experiences I have had through my
of all I am grateful and thankful that once a week I enter the wonderful world
of the arts where all you need is the desire to enter.
Photo courtesy of David Falconer
All images on this website are copyrighted by the individual artists.
The Face of Innocence - oil
Portrait of a Horse - oil