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Petals

I am a lifelong learner.  I am still learning and still exploring.  I believe as Austin Kleon does in his book, Steal Like An Artist, that we are a combination of our experiences.  I am a mixture of my family and a few select authors and artists.  From my husband who farms, I've learned to appreciate God’s creation, from my daughter I've learned the love of creating and nurturing, from my son I've learned the love of learning and self improvement, from my mother I've learned about the love of gardening and making things from quilts to canned applesauce, and from my father I've learned how to have compassion for others and live according to God's word.  My current work is an exploration of organic subjects that  I discover when I garden and travel.   The paintings of flowers are a way for me to express my faith and appreciation for all the blessings in nature that I try not to overlook.  As Georgia O'Keefe declared, “I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."  The Golden Ratio properties of harmony and proportion in flowers along with the vibrant colors are inspirational to me.  Through painting I experience joy and fulfillment and I hope to share that with those who view and own my art.