I first got into art when my husband and I moved from Knoxville, Tennessee to Seagrove Beach, Florida in 2001. It was such a fun, easy going environment that I found myself gravitating toward funky, colorful, and quirky art. My first artwork consisted of whimsical dogs, cats, and other animals which I cut out of wood and then painted with acrylic paint. I usually added three dimensional items to make them more interesting. For the past few years I have been concentrating on collages on wood frames. I use acrylic paint as my base on self-made wooden frames. Materials for the collage include magazine clippings, greeting cards, and other specialty papers.
Although I have my pieces in Florida galleries I really enjoy participating in art shows because I get immediate feedback from customers. I love to hear (and overhear) comments from folks who walk into my tent. The greatest part of producing whimsical art is that I rarely meet grouchy people – only happy folks seem to walk into my tent! I have met a lot of great folks over the years who are still my customers. Even though my husband and I have moved back to Knoxville, I am still continuing my whimsical, quirky theme and hope to develop a whole new set of customers.