Show Set for Sept. 17

5:30 to 9 p.m.

Art of Main, Carmel IN

How My Artist Journey Unfolded

The short story is that I entered mid-life and wanted to paint. So, I did, and it has transformed my life.


The long story is that I grew up one of seven children in a loving but single parent home in the Midwest.  We had the spectacular blessing of a large family - chaotic good times and unbreakable bonds. An added bonus is that we had access to the rugged and wooded hills of southern Indiana. That landscape is something we enjoy as a family today. 


We grew up living day-to-day, caring for each other with an eye on the future. We were resilient.

Like a lot of women, I spent years dedicated to motherhood and marriage. And like a lot of women I experienced the agony of the end of my marriage.

The daily struggle of being a single parent led to lots of contemplation. “This struggle will not be my life!” 

I dedicated myself to finding peace through gratitude. At that time I began praying a list of things I was thankful for, praying for others and asking for more blessings - such as color in my life and new experiences. 

The simple ask for color has manifested itself in a transformed life - a peaceful home, a new love of art, new friends and new experiences. I continue to be inspired by the infinite nature of creativity, personal growth and the mystery of beauty.

Bachelors, Ball State University

Masters, Ball State University

You can also find my work at Art on Main Gallery, Carmel, Indiana



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