Hello! I am an artist currently nestled beneath the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains. I am a stay at home mother and spend my time with my family and painting. Painting, for me, is a creative and spiritual outlet and my paintings are always inspired by some emotion or feeling. I want my paintings to begin and to end in some powerful emotion, to be inspired by feelings and to illicit feelings. As Paul Cezanne put it, 'Art which does not begin in emotion is not art.'