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.
Last week we went down to Florida for a funeral. On the way back we stopped at my brother's in Dothan, Alabama. He has several Haflingers - a small sized draft horse. They are just beautiful. He asked me to paint a portrait of one of his horses, so here is my rendition of "Absolute". It is still incomplete. Absolute has a really heavy mane, and I will have to wait for the portrait to dry before I can add the rest of his hair. Hope my brother likes it.