My first career was as a hairdresser. After about 20 years, I changed direction completely. I went back to school, got a Master’s degree in Computer Science and retired as Operations Manager for mainframe computing at the information center for Wake County NC.
Now I have changed my focus to Art. I have always had the urge. One of my first memories was sitting with my father while we drew pictures together. We had no art taught in our small rural community school when I was growing up. All the drawing I did was for my own amusement.
Since retiring I have taken several drawing classes at community colleges in North Carolina & Florida, a summer with a private teacher & a number of workshops. Mostly I have read books looked at DVDs, online videos and worked on my own.
My work is realistic and usually taken from nature. I am inspired by natural beauty, light & shadow. For a while I tried to capture it with photography, but it never looked like what I saw. I work in acrylic & color pencil. So when I see something beautiful I sometimes try to capture what I see & feel about it with paint. I keep trying.
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