I have not been formally trained in art. From my high school days, where my art classes instilled a love for art and a need to create, I have taken classes whenever I could fit them into my busy schedule.
I had six children. When they were old enough to be somewhat independent, I went to school to become an operating room technician.
I have taken classes in pottery, photography, oil painting, watercolor, and recently pastel. I have taken classes with some of the most amazingly talented teachers. I am indebted to them.
As a result, I have had my work accepted in juried shows. I have won a number of awards which motivates me to keep looking for improvement and the next challenge.