"When I start drawing an ordinary thing , I realize how extraordinary it is , sheer miracle." Frederick Frank
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
My Last Hymn With My Mother.
This painting was inspired by Mrs. Germans Funeral. Every Dec. Mr. and Mrs. German delivered a tin container of delicious chocolate chip cookies. Her name was taped to the bottom of the tin so that the container was properly returned . If her container was not returned you were crossed off the cookie list. Returning the round empty tin for the anticipation of next years chocolate chip cookies was always a pleasure ,because it meant we could sit in her living room and enjoy our annual conversation about life.
I am a native of Charleston , South Carolina. My early artistic expression was through the lens of a camera where it was a passion to capture the unique expressions of the human spirit. That passion is still alive , but through paint brush,ink, and oils. I am most inspired when painting from observation of life and nature.
I am in my third year at The Art Academy University online MFA. My classes have challenged and inspired me more than I ever imagined. I am in my fifth year of being a member of The Charleston Artist Collective online gallery. It has been a great experience to be with a local group of artist who stretch with the monthly themes all the while giving back to our community a percentage of our sales. It is also a pleasure to be showing in a new gallery in Charlottesville, Va. with a talented group of artist from around the country.