When I lost my job in 2015 I had no idea God was sending me down a path that had been a part of me all of my life. My dad, Robert was a self-taught artist and sculptor, and his brother, Bill was a self-taught painter. Both men were accomplished in their fields.
As a kid, my dad would take us to the waterfront near the Berkeley Marina to search for driftwood that he would transform into these beautifully sculpted pieces which would end up in art shows, festivals, and museum exhibits where they would be on display. I remember asking my dad once why he always sold my favorite pieces. His response, “I would never sell anything if I always kept my favorite pieces.”
In March of 2015, I attended the Christian Assembly women’s retreat and I found myself in an art workshop. Trust me, that was not my plan. I wanted to go shopping with my free time! It was at that workshop, painting with watercolors that a new passion flickered. That painting was far from a masterpiece but there was joy in that moment that sparked the desire to explore more. Sherry was leading the workshop and at the end asked if anyone wanted to explore more art in a life group. I knew I had to sign up.
I have spent my time with a group of amazing artists discovering our passion for art. We have explored sketching, drawing, painting with watercolor and acrylic paint, mixed media and more. And in the midst of all of it exploring the love of Christ in our life and our art.
My website is a mix of my gifted family, my radio career and my love of art and my passion to create. This is the heart of whom God has shaped me to be.