“It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.” Pablo Picasso
I am seduced by the art of making paintings. Walking into an oil painting class for the first time, I knew that I was home. It felt right to be at the easel and the smell of the oil paint and mixtures grabbed me. I discovered the possibility that I could paint during a watercolor demonstration at school. I began by drawing and doing watercolor sketches from life. I attended the Atlanta College of Art on a portfolio scholarship, studying design, painting and color theory (taught by an instructor that wore only black!). After moving back to the Gulf Coast, I continued to take workshops and challenged myself to become proficient in painting with watercolors, acrylics and oils.