I`ve been an artist all my life. From the age of five I was drawing with perspective. At twelve I wowed my Sunday school teacher by copying a greeting card to a tee. In high school I made posters, drew for the yearbook etc and I LOVED my art classes above all else.
It is great fun to have the excuse of being an artist to travel all over the world! My goodness. The past years were ones of travel for sure. I went to Africa in November of 08 and though it was supposed to be a reference gathering trip it really didn’t turn out to be that way.
I met some wonderful people, Kenyans and Americans. I was in Nairobi when our new president was elected. Talk about timing! What celebration of hope and promise for a people that are basically without the slightest bit of human comforts, such as floors or shoes.
I got to go to an elephant orphanage and feed baby elephants who had lost their moms in drought or from poaching. They are sensitive and sweet. They love each other and support each other, watch out for each other and are just the most beautiful animal.
I went to Wyoming many times with my hubby. We`ve spent time in many exotic places in the US with friends photographing animals that are trained for the movie industry. They are amazing and I`ve got references for a lifetime of painting.