This drawing was about my Mother and her aging process. She had always been independent but then when she lost her sight it took the life right out of her. The image is not my Mom but an old photo I found. The sunflower was one of mine. You can imagine my surprise when it won an National Award. I then hung it in a show in Ogunquit, Maine and it sold, I was heartbroken as I never expected it to sell. A short story about this drawing.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.