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 bazaars.

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 teach at National Painting Conventions and I've been teaching Decorative Painting in
both oils and acrylics, One Stroke, Kids/Teens Classes at Hobby Lobby in Warner
Robins, Georgia since October 2006.  I also travel teach upon request. In 2014 I had
the great honoring of becoming the Editor-in-Chief of Interactive Artist Magazine.

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!


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