Art from the Heart

I started working with pencil drawings after purchasing a "How to Draw" book to acquire a sense of depth. After 10 years I carved color to brighten the image. Inspired by a great aunt who started painting at the age of 65, I made it a personal goal to also be painting by 65. I accomplished that goal using many techniques from the internet. I have been painting for 5 years and enjoy its serenity. During this period I have been experimenting with a variety of subject matters including such things as scenery, boats, bridges, animals, birds, flowers and even people. Working in the vivid acrylic paint medium has given me the ability to channel unlimited color onto each canvas. In my 5 short years I have been in 3 gallery shows, the first less than a year after I started painting. Two had paintings displayed in Studio 1219 in Port Huron, Michigan and one in Gallery 194 in Lapeer, Michigan. My recent goal was winning 5 Blue Ribbon first place awards at one of Michigan's largest summer fairs in Ogemaw County. Hope you enjoy the work I have posted on this site. If you do not see what you would like to purchase write me as I have many more in my home gallery. Thanks for your time. J

Purple Butterflies