I currently reside in Georgia with my wonderful husband and three amazing boys.
I've always had a passion for creating things! I'm a pack rat at heart and always
wonder "what can I make with that?" I have to admit that I've always had way too
many hobbies, but painting and creating with clay are my true passions.
I am married to an amazingly supportive husband and we've been blessed with 3
fabulous boys. We've been fortunate to travel the world and live in some amazing
countries like Japan, Iceland and England.
When I became a military wife over 20 years ago I started making gifts for family
and friends as a way to save money. One of the first things I painted was Japanese
warrior shirts using fabric paint and sold them at the base gift shop. When we
moved to Iceland, I painted ornaments, plates and mugs and sold them through the
base USO. When next stationed in England, I painted ornaments with English
cottages, telephone boxes, local castles and village signs, selling them at the annual
In 2000, we moved to Nebraska and I saw Donna Dewberry and her One Stroke
painting method on PBS. I attended my first certification to become a One Stroke
Certified Instructor (2005). Since then I have received the following Certifications
with Dewberry Crafts (Level II, High Definition, Studio Home Dimensions,
Professional Home Specialist, OSCI Elite, and wOils). In 2010 I became the first
One Stroke Master! I've had to honor of working closely with Donna Dewberry for
many years developing education programs and creating designs and products.
I love learning new things that will make me a better artist and teacher. My
primary medium is acrylics and oils on canvas, but I also paint decorative glassware,
windows, clothing, wall murals as well as creating with polymer clay.
I've been teaching One Stroke, Decorative Painting (in both acrylic & oils) and Clay
Classes at Hobby Lobby in Warner Robins, Georgia since October 2006. I also
travel teach upon request.
I've been published in Crafts N Things Magazine and Interactive Artist Magazine.
I feel so blessed to be able to share my passion for painting and creating with others!