Greetings Art Lovers,
I am so excited to have my paintings on display at the Malaga Cove Library, 2400 Via Campesena, Palos Verdes. My work will be there all of June and July 2018. Also, I will be doing a portrait drawing demo on Saturday, June 23 from 10 am to 1 pm I would love to see you there!I will be working from a live model and you can watch or draw along with me. There will be some instructional handouts. Bring a snack and some drawing supplies. There will be paper and pencils but you may want to bring your own items.
I am also so proud to announce that my painting, Soul Mates, won first in the annual Portuguese Horse Show Poster contest. You will be seeing posters soon for the horse show in September. Looking forward to seeing you there!
I love to paint portraits! For as long as I can remember, faces have fascinated me. As a child, I used to draw imaginary playmates and make up stories about them. When I was 11, I discovered that I could get a likeness copying a photo. This was the beginning of my love affair with portraiture.
I saved up my allowance and bought books on how to draw. Drawing became a favorite pastime for me. People, horses , and other animals were fun to draw. Like most girls my age, I was obsessed with horses. So they were another favorite subject. I was on my way.
In college, I had a roomate who was very pretty, although not the best artist. She told me that Disneyland had hired her as a pastel portrait artist. I was confident that if they could hire her, they would certainly hire me. So I applied, and thus began my 8 year career as a Disneyland portrait artist. Practice makes perfect. Sketching tousands of faces during that time really built my skills as an artist.
Today I aam thrilled to be having my own show in “The Artist Studio” gallery in Palos Verdes. I hope you will come for a visit. My show will be up through February 19.