I have always loved nature, being creative & inspiring others. However there was a time when I thought I'd never be able to do anything, including my art. As newly weds my husband & I moved to Eugene Oregon to further our education. My focus at 23 was in the fashion industry / modeling & raising our 2 daughters. This became extremely hard to do though after a severe fall/head injury that caused constant headaches, pain, dizziness, and nausea. I couldn't remember simple things. It was frightening! After 67 doctors appointments, x rays, MRI's etc., I was diagnosed with brain tumors, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage. I was told I would not live that long or I would be totally crippled before I turned 35. Surgery was not an option. I had a great team of doctors. They experimented with different treatments, nothing worked. I felt like an experiment gone wrong. It really didn't hit me how sick I was until an insurance agent told me they could not insure me, because I may not wake up tomorrow. My immediate thought: no one knows how long they have. (For with God all things are possible. Only He knows how long I have.) I needed a change. I already ate healthy, exercised daily, but I needed to get away from the stress. We needed a fresh start, so we moved to the mountains of North Idaho & built our dream home. Being surrounded by nature wasn't only therapeutic, but it inspired me to be creative. With the encouragement of my husband & a few friends, I decided to pursue something that I always enjoyed, made money with and was good at. That of course was art. I've actually sold art since I was 14 & I've taught it both in public schools and privately. Of course when I decided to do this I got a lot of comments like "get a real job", " you'll just be a starving artist", "you're not good enough", or "you don't have an art degree". I chose to ignore these negative comments. Instead I looked at it this way: I have been blessed with a wonderful gift that reflects my inspirations & creativeness. Yes, I was going to do something I enjoyed! Being creative & working on my art has always been therapeutic for me. Sure, I still have constant headaches, can't get life insurance, but I get to create Art surrounded by nature. I get to enhance people's lives through the creation of beautiful art, that causes them to reflect, imagine, and be inspired.
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My inspiration comes from the enchanting wonders of nature. The trickling of a stream, flickering of the leaves in the wind, a majestic rise of a mountain range, or the simple sound of a hummingbird's wings hovering over a sweet lily. My desire with my artwork is to capture a special memory or place, to inspire, and to remind us of the Incredible beauty that surrounds us all.
I specialize in Fine Art, 3-D Wall Sculptures (Bas/Alto Relief), & original paintings. I use a variety of mediums & techniques to create each unique & custom piece. (Each piece is Realistic re-creations of nature.) I love to bring the outdoors
inside, as it brings about a sense of relaxation. The colors I use are
the same colors you find in nature. I constantly color match leaves, flower petals, pine needles, etc. unless of course you are going for a certain look. I believe everyone needs art! Not just any Art, but Art that you connect with. Art that is Therapeutic!
What is a 3-D Wall Sculpture / Relief?
A 3-D wall sculpture is a distinctive type of art. Each unique piece is a carving/sculpture that comes out from the background. Most of my Reliefs come out 1/2 an inch to 3 inches. Some completely off the wall, or free standing. Photos don't always show this. They are either created on Panels or directly on a clients wall. When it comes to painting, they are sealed & painted with acrylics or oils depending on location & clients choice.
A few of the publications/Media: (Nspire Magazine, Sandpoint Living, GEW, and Writing of the Book)
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