Ever since early adolescence, drawing/painting has been my passion. I have a BA in Art; have worked as a textile fabric designer; designed 12 counted cross stitch books for market; miscellaneous illustrative art for record cover, commercial material, logos, stage scenery. My mediums: oil, acrylic, mainly. Specialties: portraits, pets, animal art. Am a member of Trenholm Art Guild, Seven Oaks Art League, Columbia Museum of Art, About Face. My subjects tend toward an animated realism and high color with my design background resonating in my work. My subject matter is eclectic; if I can embrace an image or a message, it will be translated and painted. I feel that my art is a way of ascending to the Creator of all visual and emotional subject matter. Art is its own personal reward for me.