2301 Veterans Drive Apt. 107
Effingham, IL 62401
Works in All Mediums, Self Taught
I was born in Kokomo, IN and later moved to Vincennes, IN. I have 4 sons. When I was young, I would go to as many galleries that I could. I just loved art! My favorite artist is Marc Chagall.
I started painting seriously at the age of 17. I sold my first painting at the age of 18. My paintings were selling as fast as I could paint them. Finally I stopped selling and started painting just for myself. I was asked to do two different art shows of only my work. I love it, 18 years old and my own art shows in different town’s in Indiana. I was asked to teach art classes at a community center in Indiana. I did for a year and then quit to focus on my own work for shows.
Oil was my favorite to work with but through the years, I have used everything, experimenting with different ideas of my own.
I moved here to Effingham, IL in 2011 and joined this Art Guild the first year. I have been doing juried shows since age 18 and still am doing it. I am loving every minute and I still work in all medias.