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.