My Artist Statement

I create fine art paintings using oil, acrylic, mixed media and watercolor.  My style is impressionistic that utilizes bright contrasting colors. I paint landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, abstracts, animal and human portraits.
I paint images in vivid color that I hope others will connect with.  I paint with all the feeling in my heart to send a message to my viewer.  My goal is to draw the viewer in to study my work to find hidden images.
My inspiration for my art was instilled at an early age by my artist grandmother, Wauzelia Shelley, who travelled around Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City selling her landscape paintings out of the trunk of her car.  Her home was filled with art traded with other artists and from workshops. She was my first painting instructor.