Gifts of the Visions
After my NDE, I discovered a desire to start painting. Having had very little prior artistic experience, I knew I would
need to find a good teacher or mentor to help me learn some basic and intermediate techniques.
As luck would have it, I remembered a very well-known retired local painter, John David Epp, and contacted him to see if he’d be willing to share his amazing talent with me. He agreed, and I went for my first lesson in January, 2014.
I started painting some basic still life landscapes of rural settings, and in the first six months I completed 11 small paintings. Painting is a stress release for me; it’s an escape from my normal routine of work. I love the time I spend with John and his lovely wife, Hilda.
The Divine Images Gallery
I’ve created an online art gallery called Divine Images, where I will share paintings I’ve made through my journey.
As I learn and grow with my painting, I will take on a great challenge. I will to try and paint what is nearly impossible to
describe in words: what I saw in my 44 hours of waking visions during my near death experience. My publisher has suggested we use these paintings to illustrate my book, Volcanoes, Butterflies & Jesus: The extraordinary visions of an ordinary woman (FreshVoice, Indie Ink Publishing, 2016). As I complete new paintings for the book, I hope to get feedback from you on which ones to choose.
I will also be offering paintings for sale. If you join the email list (to the right) you will be notified when new paintings are added to the Gallery.