I've painted for years off and on, and have always been crafty. I come from a super creative family and art has always been part of my life. I do consider myself to be self taught. I enjoy painting bright happy colors either because it was so dark in Pennsylvania where I grew up that you needed some color, or because now in Arizona its so bright it just fits, but either way I like things to stand out and be fun.
I'm inspired by a lot of things. A big influence is the sky. . . sunsets, sunrises and even clouds absolutely fascinate me! I just like to look at all the variations of color that exist in the outside world! My grandma was also a huge influence, she was a great painter despite a vision problem and I would love to follow in her footsteps.
All of my paintings are original unless otherwise stated.