In the past two years or so when I started my blog, I have a met some fabulously creative people. Through the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge, I’ve come to know oil painter Karin Naylor. The more I know about Karin, the more I am amazed with all that she does. Besides art, I am also impressed with her commitment to faith and family. Karin, I hope we get to meet in person some day! I encourage you to check out her website and blog. I love Karin’s style and I have recently commissioned her to paint a picture of my great-grandparent’s house.
Let me introduce you to her in her own words.
I love to paint what inspires me, and brings a smile and joy to those around me. God’s creation is magnificent…each and every thing… and His colors are absolutely astounding. To have the opportunity to brush colors on a canvas and bring it to life is truly a blessing that I never want to take lightly. I began painting about four years ago after my youngest son graduated from high school. I’ve always loved art and through the many years of raising and homeschooling nine children, I enjoyed finding ways to create something beautiful from the inspiration of the world around me. I’ve dabbled in stained glass, fiber arts, watercolor, acrylics, and most recently oil painting. My life has been enhanced by what artists have captured in a moment of time that I would never otherwise have known. My son has taken incredible photographs in remote high mountains of the beauty and stillness that surrounded him – an awesome experience that many will never experience first hand. To be able to capture in art the joy of a moment in time, like a snowflake falling on an eyelash is what draws me to paint.
I love living the simple life… gardening, raising chickens, laughing with my grandchildren, walking with my daughters, having deep discussions with my sons, holding my husband’s hand as we walk through life’s journey, praising God for His salvation offered by the atoning blood of His son, Jesus. Jesus truly saved me from death – my life is an offering and these paintings are my praise offering of the talent that He has given me.
My art was featured on the cover of the Church Music Quarterly magazine for March 2014. 🙂
Blogs: Simply Painting http://30daystopaintinspiration.wordpress.com/
a little corner of the artist in me http://alittlecorneroftheartistinme.wordpress.com/
Gallery: Aunt Gertrude’s House http://auntgertrudeshouse.com/