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My Story

For me starting was the hardest part.

"You have to start somewhere."

My first piece was commissioned for a family member. I thought to myself, "they are my family, they have to appreciate my art, but will others?"

 

Ever since that first piece, I have been hooked. Who knew how fast my business would spread throughout the community. Through conversation, my work has expanded to places, business, and people that I would have never imagined. 

I've been painting my whole life taking after my late Grammy, Barbara Collins who was an amazing artist herself. I started out mostly using watercolors and oils, but I have recently been working more in acrylics and epoxy resin. I am grateful to be able to work with many mediums, thanks to the late Sr. Mary Francis, my art teacher. Without her or my Grandma, I would not be where I am today. 

 

My art has been exposed to many markets, guiding me on a journey that has expanded my skill set beyond expectations. Through the process, I have become a more well versed artist and I have you to thank for that! I am so lucky I am able to do what I love every single day and see people's faces light up when they get their piece. 

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

 

-Thomas Merto