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About The Artist

I have always loved drawing and painting and have been painting now for more than twenty four years .   Most of these years I have been teaching. In 1988, a friend of mine  started talking to me about decorative painting. Since my friend was already teaching I decided to try my hand at painting. So I started painting in the tole decorative painting styles.  Since then I have continued to study under many different artists learning different techniques and developing my own style of painting.

Presently I am teaching painting classes at the Hobby Lobby Stores in Rock Hill, SC, Gastonia, NC and Mooresville, NC.

I was watching television one day and happened upon a show of Brenda Harris teaching  how to do acrylic paintings. So I contacted Brenda and found that I could be certified through Alexander Art in the Brenda Harris technique of acrylic painting.  So I practiced Brenda's technique and went for certification in Greensboro, NC and was certified by Alexander Art in the Brenda Harris technique. Well it wasn't long before I was watching the Alexander Art shows on television with different artist such as Buck Paulson, Robert Warren,  Lowell Speers and of course the Master of Oil Painting, Bill Alexander. I then went on to study their oil painting techniques and flew to Florida and was certified in the oil painting techniques through Alexander Art.   Well, that really got the creative juices flowing!

I truly feel that a person will never learn it all, but you are always learning new techniques.  The art of painting is only limited to your imagination. That is what makes painting so wonderful to be able to paint and learn from others.


I have enjoyed studing painting techniques from such artists as Robert Warren, Buck Paulson, Este Rayle, Gloria Lowery, Lynn Pittard, Valerie Stewart,  Gary & Kathwren Jenkins,  Bob Ross, Mark Polomchak, Marie Merritt, Brenda HarrisKitty Gorrell, Dorothy Dent, Mary Lou Johnson, Nancy Kinney, Mary Gibilisco, Maureen McNaughton, Liz Miller and Gretchen Cagle just to name a few.  I have also studied with Donna Mabry in the faux technique styles. Each of these artists have their own techniques and it is good to not only be able to teach and paint but also enjoy taking painting classes from other artists. 


Not only do I enjoy painting and teaching, I also enjoy learning new techniques. My
hope is that you will enjoy reading my website and taking some of my painting classes. 

Please enjoy your visit and have a Blessed Day!

Memberships

Society of Decorative Painters
www.decorativepainters.com

Olde English Painters Guild
Rock Hill, SC
oepg@comporium.net

Certifed through the following organizations

Valerie Stewart Portrait Techniques

Alexander Art - (Oils and Acrylics)

Grumbacher Paint Company 

Brenda Harris - (Acrylics)


Professional Services Offered

*Teaching beginner and intermediate
 landscapes,  seascapes, florals, animals
and still life.

*Teaching in Acrylics, Oils, Pen Ink and Watercolors

  Portrait Painting Workshops....



Also Offering

 *Portraits *
*Commissioned Works*  
Available