What does the word creativity mean to you?
Creativity is the essence of ones ability to generate works of art thru imagination and self expression.
What is it about the St. James lifestyle that inspires your creativity?
St.James inspires me because of its beautiful setting. Nature is my favorite inspiration, especially birds and water! The painted buntings and hawks are my most photographed. Listening to Jazz in my art studio helps me create my abstract paintings
Describe the ideal environment which motivates/inspires you to create. (What enhances your creativity?)
I love to take pictures anywhere in nature. Coastal areas any where in the world are my favorite. But then I also love mountains (gorgeous in the northwest); flowers especially my prize dahlias and hibiscus.
What advice would you give a new artist?
I would advise a new artist to have fun and practice often. Try new ideas. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques. Take classes, explore you tube, join a group of like minded artists. Don’t make it a competition make it an adventure!
Where is your favorite place in St James?
My favorite place in St. James is my home! We live at the end of Harborside Way isolated, with views of ICW, the pond and lots of birds and nature!