My creative journey began as a child doodling within the margins of my grade school notebook. Over the years, I refined my love of painting through various venues, from local parks and recreation painting classes to formal studio and college courses. Currently, I enjoy the privilege of painting weekly with other talented artists known collectively as the Tidewater Twenty. As we challenge each other to explore and grow in our art expression, exciting things happen on the canvas. Working primarily with oils, the purpose of each work is to engage the viewer and capture them on an deeper level. Painting serves as both a creative outlet and an opportunity to bring pleasure to others!