My artistic talent is a God-given gift. As far back as I can remember, I have been drawing, painting, or doing some kind of art related project. My Mom and Dad were also artistic, as well as my sister and all my children. Painting and drawing was just a way of life. I majored in art in high school and remember drawing the poets for better grades in English. My classmates would pay me 50 cents to sketch their boyfriends. My current work focuses on wildlife and birds. In addition to full size paintings, I make jewelry and paint portraits of family pets.
It wasn’t until my late husband got very sick and we had to do home dialysis that I began to sell my paintings. I sold my artwork to many shops in the Oswego/Fulton area, as well as the Adirondacks. In 1982, I opened my own wild bird gift shop, which I named “The Back Wood Shed.”
Now, I am very honored to be a member of the Lakeside Artisans and having my art in the company of so many fine artists of the Oswego area.