While I have been creating artwork for most of my life, I started specializing in architectural and home portraiture almost 30 years ago. It all began when my husband started his own construction company and we couldn’t afford to have someone else do our publicity work. Since I was the artist in the family, the task fell to me. Fortunately, I liked to work in pen and ink with a color overlay and this suited our purposes very well.
I taught myself perspective drawing and then expanded into working with other builders, architects, and realtors. Along the way came commissions for gift portraits, promotional portraits, and family home histories. I began doing juried art shows and had work in galleries.
It has been a wonderful experience over the years to be allowed to create lasting memories for so many people. I have been privileged to portray many different kinds of homes and buildings of my own selection and for my clients.
A few years ago I was finally able to set up a dedicated art studio with space for everything instead of just my large art table and some rolling shelves in the corner of the room. I get to look out at wild crane pond and often see deer, turkey, the occasional fox or coyote, and numerous birds.
Just for fun, I occasionally do animal portraits. Once in a while a change is good.