Painting "He Not Heavy"

Phone: 251-752-9675
e-mail: tesaart@yahoo.com

As a little girl, my favorite thing to do was draw. My daddy turned our carport into my first art gallery when I was seven years old. I loved drawing and painting people, and with seven brothers and two sisters, never lacked a subject. 

In high school I knew I wanted to be a mother and an artist. I've been blessed to be the mother of six wonderful children, now grown. I was a full-time, homeschooling mom, squeezing art in whenever possible. When I was thirty-four, my husband was killed in a car accident. Since that time I've reared my two girls and four boys as a single mother, with the Lord's help. Now that they are all grown, there is more time to "be" the artist.

Most of my work is acrylics or oil,  although I also enjoy pen and ink , colored pencil, and graphite. Bold color, light, and the innocent faces of children inspire me. Because of the intensity of painting people, I like to have at least one other, less-intense, piece to work on. My abstracts are a  free outpouring of what's on the inside of me.


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