Now 79, I have been an artist all my life but have really kicked in on the art lately because I realized I was running out of time.
I am a wife, mother of 4, with 10 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids. We moved from Alma 9 years ago. For many years I had put my brushes up and was wife and mother, grandmother, etc.
I had lived in Alma most of my life (owned a floral shop), but then I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer 17 years ago. I have been in remission 16 years now. I was treated at CSI and the CHI Health Cancer Center in Kearney.
I was so pleased to be chosen to show at the Walkway Gallery. Last year I fell on December 8th and broke my leg, then laid two months wondering if I could actually get this show put together. But, with the help of my husband, Neil, it happened.
When I had cancer, all I could think about was, “I’ve got so many paintings I wanted to do;” so, I kicked it in gear and have been doing many commissioned pieces of farms, home murals, portraits, and I also painted two of the 6’ cranes to auction off in Kearney.
My faith is very important to me, and after I got so I could stand and walk--which took about 3 months--I attended church, and the first hymn was ‘Standing On the Promises of God.’ So, I decided to name my paintings after hymns. Hope you enjoy.
20% of the proceeds from sales of my work will go to the CHI Health Cancer Center in memory of my granddaughter who lost the fight against cancer.
If you wish to purchase a piece from this exhibit, or commission something new, please contact Sheryll at (308) 991-3873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.