Hometown: Leona Valley
Based in: Charleston
April grew up in a small rural town in California and was pretty much allowed to run free, exploring nature often. She always wanted to be an artist but believed the lie that “you can’t make a living from art”. When her youngest graduated from high school, she threw off that thought and pulled out her paints and has been painting ever since.
April is heavily influenced by the classical impressionists but strives to bring about elements of expressionism as well into her paintings. She uses color fearlessly and is always striving to "capture the light". April wants her paintings to invoke the emotions of her subjects and especially the wild feelings of being out of doors surrounded by the beauty of nature. Her hometown is Charleston, SC and she is constantly grateful by the beauty of the Lowcountry. She travels often with her husband and is inspired by landscapes from across the globe.
April taught all the humanities with an emphasis on Ancient History and Literature for many years before embarking on a painting career. Mostly self-taught in the world of art, her classical education does weave its way into her viewpoint however. April also uses painting to connect deeply with God and the spiritual world all around us.
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