I'm a Loudoun County native, and I grew up with a love for art that was fostered by my parents. I would spend hours in my room drawing and entered art contests as a teenager. After a hiatus lasting through college, marriage, and the birth of my three children, I have resumed my artistic practice. I'm a self taught artist, and I love contrast, color, light and movement and finds inspiration in nature and the human figure. I work in acrylics, watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink and hope to learn oil painting as well. I hope to have the opportunity to study art formally in the future.
I painted this piece while on vacation in the Outer Banks. The waves and sky were incredible and after snapping a quick picture I tried to capture it quickly back at the house, focusing especially on the movement of the crashing waves.
Acrylic on canvas