My journey to becoming a Photo Digital Artist started in earnest when I retired from the oil industry in 2014. I first learned to use my camera and progressed to learning composition and post-processing of my pictures. Then, I discovered the really FUN part!
I learned how to add layers, masks, blends, and filters to create ART. I took the course, “AWAKE: Living the Photo Artistic Life” created and taught by Sebastian Michaels. He not only taught me how to use the numerous tools of Photoshop, but about how to be an artist. Alas! I had found my calling.
I have been honored by having my artwork published in multiple international art magazines, exhibited in juried shows, and had a few solo shows. My artwork has been used to promote businesses, causes, and even charity.
This work makes my soul sing. My greatest wish is to bring that kind of happiness and inspiration to those that view it.
- Fun facts:
- As a renegade move, I chose to play the sousaphone in the high school band. Not only was I the first girl to play the sousaphone in that school, but the band took Sweepstakes in the state competitions all three years that I was there.
- At sixteen years old, I attended West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University). The school was only fifteen miles from Palo Duro Canyon State Park, which functioned as my primary classroom while I studied Geology and Art. I have taken photos, painted pictures, and mapped this canyon.
- My first Physical Geology field trip was in the winter when a light sheet of snow covered the canyon. I am afraid there was a bit of slipping and sliding involved. I tell people that I studied Palo Duro Canyon by braille by the seat of my pants.
Examples of my art: