WELCOME
TO MY
ART GALLERIES

HOME IS
WHERE THE
ART IS




If I thought for a moment
that you'd believe it ... I'd tell you that I was born with a pencil in my hand.  As far back as I can remember, I loved drawing pictures.  Sometimes my folks didn't have two nickels to rub together, so I wasn't the kind of kid with an unlimited supply of pencils, crayons or paper.  But, perhaps because I was the youngest of five (and a whiny brat to boot), I was often able to scrounge a chewed-up pencil stub from an older sibling.  Of course, I could always drum up something to scribble on ... a scrap of paper ... newspaper margins ... a shirt-cardboard ... an empty tissue box ... whatever.

The bad news: I didn't pursue a career in art.  Instead I took an eight-week typing course and, for the next forty-three years, worked as a payroll clerk, accounting assistant, and medical secretary.

The good news A short time before retirement, I discovered that one of my neighbours teaches art.  I took the plunge and signed up for lessons!   Until that time, all my doodles and pictures were done in pencil - I was reluctant to work in colour, not knowing how to proceed.  When I started classes at Art Studio 2000, my art teacher, Maya, introduced me to watercolour pencils - good move! This afforded me the comfort of using pencil  - while starting my venture into the world of colour.  Within a few weeks I began to work in oils.

The rest is history.  I proudly display my artwork on this page, starting with some black-and-whites, progressing through pictures in watercolour pencil and oils.  I've also included some of my one-stroke projects - lots of fun!

Note:  The background for this page is the abstract "Ancient Sound" - by Paul Klee (1925).


My high school principal was right when he said ...

   DON'T LET YOUR TALENTS GO TO WASTE   


 

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