The Sumerlins

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Industry Arts
Occupation Vintage furniture painter.
Location Oregon, United States
Introduction When I was young there was a magic waterfall in my back yard it was covered in ivy that flowed down the mountain side like Rapunzel's hair. I would convince my friends to climb the ivy and escape into the forest to create make believe cities and towns and we would be the towns people. The waterfall and forest in my back yard had vibrant colors and textures and was my canvas as a child. I now incorporate these memories into my paintings. I am a self taught artist living in Oregon. My work is inspired by people, media and nature and I paint almost continuously! All pieces are designed and created by me with my beloved brushes and paint. Each painting is one of a kind with many hours poured into them. I also incorporate recycled canvases, wood and other preloved things. My mom has been very influential in my craft, she is really supportive and positive. In more recent years my husband, daughters and baby boy have been my cheerleaders at home and Millie wants to keep everything. Thanks for stopping in I am honored to share my work with you! Live life to the fullest be shameless.
Interests Traveling, Crafts, Family, Friends, exploring, documentaries.
Favorite Movies I can choose to let it define me, confine me, refine me, outshine me, or I can choose to move on and leave it behind me.~ It's amazing what you can find if you look in the opposite direction. -Kenneth Cole~~ The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim~~~~~~How you love life is how you live life. Lori Smith~~~~~~If you don't believe in yourself nobody else will.~~~~~~~~~~~"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." Albert Einstein.~~~~~~~Geat spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." -Albert Einstein~~~~~~~~"I have no special talent. I am only Passionately curious." Albert Einstein~~~~~~~~ "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." Albert Einstein~~~~~~~ A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." Albert Einstein.~~~~~~~To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard~~~~~Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox~ “Don't wait. The time will never be just right.” --Napoleon Hill
Favorite Music Pandora all kinds of music.