I have been drawing and designing since I was a little girl. As a child I drew constantly and made my own paper dolls, not knowing that I would grow up to establish my own clothing pattern company. I have also continued the the quilting heritage passed down to me by my grandmother, Hulda Baker, my mom Dolores Baker, and my aunts Donna Easterday and Ramona Schofield, and I am now designing quilt patterns commercially as well. In 2008 I returned to my artistic roots and began spending a lot more time drawing and painting. Now we have retired to the Asheville area and I am able to pursue my art even more wholeheartedly. So much has transpired in the last two years, I can hardly wait to see what exciting things God has planned for the coming years. He is swinging open doors of opportunity that I never knew existed.
Well, I think this one of Lily is complete. Bert is amazed that I was able to complete it in one evening. I told him that I was finally able to paint uninterrupted. When I was working on the other paintings, I had to keep putting everything away at the end of class. This is actually the fourth portrait of Lily that I have completed, (1 pastel, 1 pastel pencil, and 2 oils) and I think it resembles her more than the others. She certainly has a Gerber baby face.