Alice Through the Looking Glass Ceiling

The premiere event for the Women of Indianapolis Arts took place last night, October 8, 2016, with art exhibitions by yours truly, as well as other talented female-identifying artists in the Indianapolis area. It was a huge success with a great turnout of all ages. Our website is now public and will be a source of information about what this dynamic group is doing, and provides individual bios for female artists in the area. http://womenofindyarts.com/artists-1/

Check it out and if you’re looking for a female artist for a particular project, (and it’s not in my repertoire, haha) look there first.

Where it happens

This is the studio part of my office. You can’t see it here, but there is a window to the left of the easel that looks out onto my back yard, and the trees on this side of where Fawn Creek joins Little Buck Creek, and the protected woods on the other side of the creek. It’s a beautiful and serene vista that lets in just the right amount of light for painting.

Why I paint

I paint because I have to. I’m from New Orleans, and creativity seeps into your pores there, much like the humidity.  My creative journey started with drawing in grammar school, moved me to the kitchen in middle school, then pushed me to Cozumel Mexico after I woke up, got divorced and realized I needed to see life from a different perspective.  I started painting then as part of my creative journey to figure out who I am and to express it in a way that others can appreciate.   That inner journey  has taken me to many places and creative endeavors since then. I’m a writer, a painter, a chef, a jewelry maker, an amateur clothing designer and interior decorator, and an observer of life.   Having discarded the need to please everyone else, these days I have to paint because it’s what makes me happy, nudges me to learn new things, and keeps me from being unbearable to live with.  At least I hope so.  Thanks for visiting.