Hey art lovers!
I am a self taught artist who has enjoyed the peaceful art of oil painting for decades. From the time I saw my mentor, Patricia Marie Carroll (nee Bearns), hang a painting of a beautiful seascape on our neighbor's wall I knew I would paint as well. Something about that composition provided me with an opportunity to feel as if I was actually gazing out of a grotto watching the ocean throw its weight up onto the rocks. It was mesmerizing and left me feeling as though I could feel the spray of the breaking waves hitting my face.
Her advice to me came in many different hues and tones but they all painted the same picture. Something to the effect of 'dig deep and challenge yourself to always improve and embrace learning opportunities during your life adventure'. These are words I have lived by for my entire life adventure. She reminded me often that wherever my art was displayed it always represented a part of me. I'd like to think it represents a little part of my mother as well.