I believe there is an artist in all of us. Some people just haven’t discovered this yet. My artist has always been there, trying to get out in some creative way or another. Now, with two wonderful grown children, I have the time to really explore my inner artist. My main medium is printmaking, especially monoprints. The possibilities are endless and the textures and images you can achieve are different from any other medium.
I came to the art world later in my life, taking classes at the local community college and workshops wherever I could find them. I still love taking classes and workshops. Being with other artist is inspiring and sets up a great creative atmosphere. I spend some time every summer in Colorado taking workshops. I’ve tried woodturning and Mexican pottery but spend most of my time in the print shop.
I have displayed my prints in the student art shows at Santa Ana College and two of my pieces were purchased by the Santiago Canyon College Foundation. I also have a piece for Breast Cancer Awareness hanging at the Cornelia Knotts Wellness Foundation.
I have been able to set up a studio in my home where I can create and dabble in my craft to my heart’s content. It is wonderful to have that creative space. Two or three times a month I work with the residents of Kirkwood Assisted Living of Orange and help them make beautiful monoprints. They are a joy to work with and a wonderful addition to my life. At this stage of my life I’m so happy to say along with my other accomplishment that I am an artist.