My daughter, Laura and I spent a rainy, gloomy day at the St. Louis Art Museum. Wow--my art seems so silly and senseless after spending time there! I sneaked a photo of Laura doing a class assignment. She is sketching a charcoal drawing of the bronze sculpture of Degas' Little Dancer. In that one room there were Reniors, Van Goghs, Monets, and Cezannes! It is amazing to see them all in one place!
My paintings this week were inspired by last weekend when I spent a day with Tara on her college campus for the annual Earth Day Celebration. It was a bunch of fun and brought me back to my "teen of the 70's" roots! I hardly feel like calling these pieces "art" after my visit to the museum today, but if my paintings make you smile, well...then it is all worthwhile...I will be posting them on ebay tonight. The link is at the top of the page.
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.