My artistic journey began when we purchased our first home. It was a latent start, I was almost thirty, but once I discovered painting, I fell in love and ....I had a LOT of catching up to do! I began to experiment with stenciling and decorative wall treatments, and then by word-of-mouth, others asked me to paint in their homes. My small one-person faux finishing/mural business was open on the weekends, or whenever I could fit it in around my family's schedule. When the boys went to traditional school, I was asked to head the faux/decorative art department at a custom home builder. There, I was commissioned to paint many beautiful homes. Since moving to a new state almost seven years ago, I now stay home and paint on paper and canvas.
Watercolor and acrylic are my favorite mediums. I also enjoy creating with paperclay and fabric; occasionally making dolls. My painting style encompasses a wide variety of "Folk Art". I have a passion for early American folk art and am honored to have been chosen for Early American Life's Artisan Directory 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 for watercolor and painted silhouettes. On the lighter side, I enjoy painting vintage and "cottage-style" paintings, and have recently started a new venture in children's illustration: Lilly Dew Designs
My enjoyment comes from not only creating, but from creating pieces that others enjoy. I've met some wonderful friends, customers and inspirational people via the internet who continue to inspire, challenge and support my art.