I was raised in the Norfolk area, and I married my high school sweetheart. I am a Breast Cancer survivor since 2001. In 2008 I started sketching portraits. I tried other mediums, color pencil, watercolor and acrylic, but I enjoy sketching best of all. I have taken art lessons from several local artist and attended art class at TCC. My art has been displayed at the SoNo Gallery, Major Hilliard Library, Chesapeake Central Library, Botanical Gardens, Lighthouse Point and Chesapeake Regional Hospital. I am a member of the Southside Artist Association and the Currituck Art Council. I am also a member of the Paint 4 Fun group. As I continue to meet new friends through art, I find it challenging and refreshing.