“A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.” –Hedy Lamarr
As a lifelong lover and student of the visual arts, I created this blog, Artsy Forager, as a way to showcase some of the amazing artwork and artists that I am meeting both virtually and face to face every day. I was fortunate in my younger years to be blessed with two creative grandmothers, both of whom enjoyed painting, so our home was always filled with original artwork. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History & Studio Art ( Painting concentration ) at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. I’ve also studied Interior Design, another passion and one that has helped me hone my eye for color & composition.
Since graduating from college, I’ve been blessed by being able to work in the art or design field continually for the past 15 years. I’ve enjoyed experiences working with a stock photography & fine art licensing company, an interior furnishings company and for the last five years, as a Project Manager, Art Consultant and Interim Gallery Director for a large art gallery & consulting firm in Jacksonville. My life is changing, due to marrying my true love and best friend. We will be travelling for the next several years throughout the Pacific Northwest, so it is my hope to use this time ( and beyond! ) to bring you the best of the artwork I’ve found both in our travels and throughout the world via this amazing world-wide-web!