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As a Senior in high school, I painted for the first time and became fascinated by it. I discovered Norman Rockwell around the same time, and was enamored. In fact, so enamored, I called a number on the back of a book and asked to speak to him because I wanted to know how to study and where to go to learn to paint. To my amazement, someone did answer the phone only to advise me that Mr. Rockwell had passed away some time ago. I did receive a BA in Design and worked as a graphic artist ~ among other jobs, but didn't learn to paint. As family and children took more time, I remember thinking; "If I don't learn to paint now, I'll regret it".
I took portrait oil painting classes at Columbus College of Art & Design and studied with Ernie Viveiros, the best art teacher I've ever had. Since 2012, I've been a painting fool! Concentrating on Children & Pet Portraits. I invite you to visit my ETSY shop which is becoming a dog-lover's paradise.
You'll find me at Juried Art Festivals and Pet Shows across Ohio.
Best 2D artist: Black Swamp Art Festival; Bowling Green, Ohio
Best Fine Artist: Westerville Art Festival; Westerville, Ohio
Group Exhibit at Riffe Gallery; Columbus, Ohio
Group Exhibit at Salon International; San Antonio, Texas
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