Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This is My Story
Often people are surprised by my passion to paint old abandoned trucks. I suppose a small woman tackling these large pieces of metal, machinery and rust might seem a bit peculiar. Perhaps they think women only paint flowers (giggle). But you see…old trucks are like a dear friend to me. My truck paintings came out of a difficult time in my life, a time when I was hurting. Those overwhelming feelings suffocated my creative voice and I lost my ability to paint. I couldn’t find the passion in my heart.
...then everything changed when a little 1952 Chevrolet truck came into my life. I found a passion that I never knew before! This new passion opened doors in my life that were closed before. My truck paintings went on to be featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, national watercolor exhibits, and solo shows.
The most important thing that happened is this...Mike (my husband) was wise and sensitive enough to see I was lost. He found a way (an old truck) to bring me back home again. In the end I think we were both surprised how this little truck helped me find my voice again!
I would like to share my story with you through a short video. I think you’ll be uplifted and inspire.
This is my story. Click here to see my short film.