This Quarter's Featured Artists Are:
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Since I was introduced to oil painting in 2009, I chose it as my concentration for my Bachelor of Arts degree at Bama [University of Alabama].
I love painting anything in oils-- portraits, figures, landscapes, still life-- because this medium allows me to change my mind about placement and texture at my every whim!
I met Stephanie Weaver as my mentor in 2015, through the Huntsville Art League mentorship program, and she has been an amazing friend and resource. I seemed to have given up on my artistic endeavors a few times, but every time I interact with Stephanie, I get so much encouragement and inspiration. The Positive Painters community rocketed me through COVID quarantine and beyond, instilling a weekly practice of painting and planning the next piece.
My artwork has become a very important part of my life and now I am posting some of it on Instagram, where I connect with artists I admire-- to talk about and gawk about art!
My artistic vision has always been personal, close to the heart, involving mood, bright colors, and often symbolism. I truly believe we must attain a positive mindset to guide ourselves into our own version of success. I am grateful and excited to be featured in Positive Painters this quarter!
I have always wanted to skillfully paint in oils, probably since my early teen years. I grew up in a. family where art was all around me. My mother was a fine artist in portraits and figures, and I admired her work so much!
In February 2021, I called Stephanie to inquire if she taught watercolors (I wanted to advance my skills in this medium, seeing as I had taken courses in it before). She said she didn't teach watercolors and then she invited me to her zoom class in oils. I jumped aboard and I have never looked back. I have learned so much since that day!
I look forward to being around other creatives in each class, plus I love Stephanie's mantra of "learn, paint, and repeat". It has gotten me to where I am today, and I look forward to getting better and better with each and every stroke of my paint brush.