I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I drew on anything I was allowed to and sometimes on things I was not allowed to. My family always encouraged me, but I still had to wait until I was in the fifth grade to be admitted to a local art class. It was one of the longest waits of my life. Once there, I felt like I was in heaven. I have not stopped making art and knowing how blessed I am to have a gift like this.

My current exhibit:

“Tiny Tropical Treasures” Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, July 8, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION – Meet the Artist
Saturday, June 9, 6-9pm
Studio 5 Gallery
2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center

“Tiny Tropical Treasures” will showcase the artwork that I created while on a tropical island in Brazil this spring. I was chosen to be an Artist in Residence at Casa Na Ilha on the island of Ilhabela off Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is my second Artist in Residency in the past two years and I hope to make this a regular habit. I traveled through the island with my pens, watercolors and many sketchbooks. Some sketchbooks are handmade. Some are concertina folded. All are small. The beauty and culture of the island life have been carefully and creatively recorded. From the tropical gardens, the ocean, wildlife and a beautiful island home with artist friends, I hope you will enjoy Ilhablea Island vicariously through my Tiny Tropical Treasures.

The sketchbooks are creatively displayed in Gallery 5 so you can experience each day as I experienced it. Each day is a treasure to be revealed.

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