Textiles, Mixed Media, Paint, Crayon, etc...
About the Artist
A bio at age 70 is different than what is written at - pick an age - let’s say 40. School was a long time ago. This year marks my 50-year college reunion!
I picked up a crayon around age 2 and found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: play with color.
Where did the time go?…….Happily for me, a lot of it has been spent making art. Many people tell me they feel the same as they did at 20. I do not. I am no longer that slim young woman, one of a few dressed in pants because she was speeding to an afternoon studio art class. The memories are vivid, though. The words of an art instructor stay with me still: you cannot call yourself an artist if you are not making art. Bless you, my man; these words have been my mantra and have consistently amped up my drive to create.
I am no longer the young mother fitting creativity around the demands of
three young, growing, thriving, beautiful children.
I am no longer the middle-aged woman dealing with “the empty nest syndrome.”
I am no longer the 62 year old facing the challenge of defeating cancer found at an advanced stage.
I am the 71-year-old woman with cellulite, wrinkles, grey hair, and the wisdom of all those years to hold me.
Because I have changed, so has my art, in style, concept, and media. What hasn’t changed: I make stuff, sometimes with crayons.