My love of horses must have started when I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. My mother saved apicture of a horse that I drew at age two. It was recognizable. While other kids were chewingtheir wax lips or gum, I was busy shaping mine into tiny herds of Arabian horses. At four, myfather took me to see Man ‘O War, the immortal race horse – a still vivid memory. As I touched hisnose, my life began taking a turn. Horses were the objects of my imagination. But I was a citygirl and they became real to me through drawing – ?rst with crayons, then moving on to pencil,ink and paint. As I matured, I experimented with different forms of an; things such as stainedglass, fabric art, acrylics, watercolors and finally oil on canvas. Eventually this led to theawakening of my sculpting skills.
Trained in classical sculpture by Teena and Don Haugen, I assisted them in making a life sizemule, sharecropper and young boy, which have been installed at the Georgia Agricultural Centerin Perry, Georgia. I have demonstrated the making of sculpture at the Georgia Heriage Centerand taught a clay patina class at the Abernathy Arts Center. I have also done workshops forbeginners in clay and have been in galleries. Currently, I am a member of the Dawson CountyArts Council, The Quinlan Center, The Bascom-Louise Art Center and the National SculptureSociety. I have shown and won variousjuried shows and exhibits.
Inspiration still comes daily from life on our north Georagia farm with my husband, Winn, ourthree dogs, Wilson, Bailey and Walker and our Arabian horse, Sabik. The love of horses and artis now being passed on to our grandchildren.
Hopefully, my work encourages people to use imagination, to feel joy and to smile!