Artwalk 2018 Location: A.C. Legg Lofts, 2319 1st Avenue North
I am a financial planner in Birmingham, Alabama. As much as I enjoy helping my clients, I do find this profession can be stressful at times! Some people relieve stress by exercising while others golf, garden, cook, read, or drink. Me? I paint and have been doing so on-and-off for about 10 years.
I am attracted to the colors and vibrancy of what I see around me and try hard to capture these in oils or acrylics for others to see, too.
Sound is also a factor. Some artists enjoy painting with music playing in the background. I prefer to open the windows of my studio and hear the bees buzzing, the birds singing, a lawn mower working in the distance, children playing, dogs barking, rain falling – these quiet sounds of life help me focus on what I am painting. It is part of the whole process.
Painting clears my mind, energizes me, and feeds my soul. I love the colors and sounds of life.