I have been participating in ArtBLINK since the beginning in 2009. Each year my inspiration gets more heartfelt as I have more friends and loved ones who battle to fight this disease.
I consider it a huge honor and a blessing to be able to use my gift and love of art to contribute to finding a cure for cancer!
Thank you so much O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center for inviting me to participate year after year.
I was born and raised in Amory, Mississippi. Even though I always had an interest in art, I never took any art classes in school. By the time I graduated high school, my interest was in fashion design.
I moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1981 where I had an opportunity to become the Estee Lauder make-up artist for Neiman Marcus. I fell in love with color, layering and blending on faces.
I met my husband, Eddie, in 1984 and moved to Birmingham to take a job as a cosmetic buyer for Parisian. After working as a buyer for 2 years I was then approached to become an Account Executive for Estee Lauder, which I did for the following ten years. After I had my two sons, Joseph and Matthew, I decided to stay home and be with my boys. As they got older my desire to paint on canvas became stronger. In 2002 I pursed my dream of becoming an artist.
My passion for design has always been my inspiration in developing my art style. A big portion of my artwork is commissioned paintings which are created to be the perfect piece to compliment fabrics, wall color and room design.
My passion is building relationships and the repeat business that I get from working with designers and clients. I love helping to create that special piece that is the focal point of any room.
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