Art Adores a Vacuum

I have been passionate about making art all my life and, in my mid-twenties, I realized a dream of attending art school in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I gorged myself on several mediums, studying ceramics, weaving, collage, figure drawing, and even how to make gold and silver jewelry using the lost wax method. All this fertile experimentation led me to teach myself to paint with acrylics, and I have been in love with this medium ever since.

Although I sold some major works upon returning to the States, lasting success eluded me. I worked as a waitress and took various office jobs before returning to school to study Computer Animation in 2000. Armed with a MFA in Computer Art and Animation by 2005, I later found there was little actual opportunity in this promising field. I returned to accounting, something I was always comfortable with, and strangely excel at, given my artistic nature.

It wasn’t until 2008, when I met my husband, Alan Milner, that he saw what I had done in the past and encouraged me to start painting again. It truly seemed like something I needed to do for my emotional survival, it wasn’t about anything more. Over the years, I told myself that I would make an effort to sell my art when I reached “critical mass.” Well, I can tell you, I’m there. Every possible nook and cranny, cabinet and corner of the garage is occupied by my intense desire to create. I’m finally ready to come out of my hiding place, if for no other reason than, I need the space so I can keep on creating.

Art adores a vacuum.