I am asked all the time, “Have you always been artistic?”. The answer is “Yes, Always!”. In fact, I can hardly remember a time when art was not a huge part of my life. I began my first business at the age of 11, painting clipboards for friends. A very wise person once said find what you love and figure out a way to make money doing it, well that became my motto. In 1993, I graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in art education. I married my husband Craig and moved to Murfreesboro. After the birth of our son, I decided to stay at home and began painting for friends. It wasn’t until my daughter was born that I decided I really might be able to make a living painting. Well 14 years later, I’m still painting and having a wonderful time doing it. I have done work in several schools, businesses , and homes in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas, as well as commissioned work and hand painted furniture.
In the winter of 2009, this concept for an art studio began to come together. I wanted my classes to be something that a beginning artist could do, as well as someone who may have been painting for years. Give them a FUN environment, an easy, step by step approach allowing them to create something they are proud to show off and do it in a non-intimidating manner. That is how the idea for Faithful Strokes came about. The studio offered its first class in May 2009 and has been going strong since. I am so blessed to have a job that combines my passion for art with my love of teaching others. I believe everyone has a creative streak in them. I love helping each and every person find and express it.