My mission is to use watercolor painting as a means to give hope and inspiration to others from a christian worldview.I am currently a representational painter, who hopes my viewerswill experience the awe and wonder of creation, the seen and the unseen.Born in Michigan, I call Arkansas my home.I majored in art as a Freshman at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I ended up getting a major in zoology and masters degree in library science.My mom and dad first introduced me to art when they gave me a piece of paper and pencil. I remember my first scribbles, with mom and dad admiring what I had done. As a child, I studied with Virginia Cammack, later taking private lessons from Karolyn Farrell.Later at the University of Arkansas I studied with instructors there.My artistic influences are:Winslow Homer, Henri Matisse, Judi Betts, and most recently Carol Carter and David Arms.Major artistic obstacles I have encountered in life are simply finding the time for art.I work full time as an office manager, having raised two children, my greatest artistic challenge has been balancing home life with work. This is why I am so excited about using a watercolor journal.A journal is portable, affordable, and inspirational.I think it fits with current lifestyles.My art has changed over my career in that now I am mentally able to finish work.I have become more disciplined in following through with my projects.I began using watercolor over other mediums because watercolors weren’t as toxic as other mediums.I haven’t changed mediums from watercolor, I can’t seem to master the medium.Visual themes present in my artwork to date have been the importance of color, a love of nature, and more recently, a passion to manifest invisible things like hope and faith.