It has been very hot so I've been standing in my yard and painting what I can "see". Then I can go into air conditioning and cool off! The acrylics are holding up well in the heat- I think the humidity is helping.
I enjoy painting landscapes and still life. I prefer to paint directly from life, not photographs. Painting directly on location, called "plein air" painting brings a whole set of challenges like weather, bugs and lugging art equipment around. But, ultimately, I think it makes me a better artist.
I paint with oils and acrylics. I like both mediums for different reasons. I like the rich color with oil paints. With acrylics, I like the fast drying and the ability to layer paint quickly.
I have always loved art and painting. Mostly self taught, I have taken numerous workshops across the US with artist that I admire. Currently I teach a weekly acrylics class at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC.
My education background is a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology from Denison University (Ohio) and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Erie Community College in Williamsville NY. Contact me at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org