Creating art brings me joy; I hope bringing joy to others is its fulfillment. Self-taught, I developed this unique medium and technique of painting with beads. Working on painted 1/4” plywood I design my piece, decide which beads and colors to use and then glue them on in sections. The paintings glitter in light, and change as the light changes. Colors are bold or muted and sections are coated in vibrant mixes of seed beads. Borders and features like fish and flowers are created with glass beads, semi-precious stones, metallic or acrylic accents. I developed this medium on my own and to the best of my knowledge it is unique in the world.