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I have been Horse Crazy, Camera Crazy and Art Crazy ever since I was a little kid. I am at my happiest when I am around horses, exploring the world with my camera and drawing in graphite and colored pencil. These interests have woven in and out of my life for many years and at times they had to be put on the proverbial back burner because 'Life is what happens to you when you're busy making plans!'
Over the years though, I have been able to pursue all these interests in my spare time and ended up with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, two horses of my own, lot's of time at many stables and horse shows, tons of adventures with my cameras and doing a lot of drawing of my favorite subject which is horses. Life in the corporate world kept it a challenge to do these hobbies as much as I wanted to, but I managed to get commissions for both horse show photography and commissioned portraits in pencil, colored pencil and pastels.
I took private art lessons from a wonderful woman in Texas while I was in high school who encouraged me to major in Art in college. I attended the University of North Texas in Denton where I also got an Art Teaching degree with my BFA. But the corporate world lured me into working as a corporate trainer and business manager and that's where I spent many years working too many hours. I still managed to show my horses, give riding lessons, do drawing commissions and photo shoots for customers on the side as much as possible. When I got into management positions that had me working all the time, I was able to keep shooting pictures but the drawing got stalled since it takes so many hours to work in the detailed mode that I do.
Fast Forward to today...I am now married to a wonderful man who owns a small business and I am his one and only helper. I love being self employed because even though we work a lot, I am able to have a very flexible schedule. I recently decided it was time to bring out my photos and start working with my beloved pencil drawings again. So, right now you will see a lot of photography available and soon the drawings I am working on will be uploaded. In addition to what you can order as far as prints and cards on my site, I will also be offering my original drawings for sale. I am blessed to be able to take my own photographs for the images I wish to draw. So, stay tuned as I get back to the three key passions of my life and first and foremost I want to thank my husband for encouraging me to 'Just Do It!!' Thanks for stopping by and viewing my work. Anything that I accomplish is by the Glory I give to God. He gave us all these wonderful images to be in awe of!