Carefree, AZ | redropestudio.com
“Most of the time you will find me either in the wilderness with my outdoor studio or painting in my home studio. Usually there will be well-used, paint-filled, colorful cotton swabs (Q-Tips) on the ground around me. I use the cotton swabs to in-paint my composition, and to change and to layer colors, and to add important light and shadow into my work. I do also use brushes!
“Painting pictures is what I have always wanted to do. Affirmations from people and success (exhibitions, awards, opportunities) have encouraged me in this.
“I have studied art, spent time with other artists painting or critiquing, received my bachelor’s degree in fine art and art education, and I taught art. It is amazing what a person learns as she prepares and teaches! I love it!
“I paint more than ever now as I search for places to paint in this unique and beautiful American West. It is such a gift to study the various mountain ranges, rocks, colors, textures, and positions and to try to capture the feel of those special moments of change as the color of the sky touches the landscape.”