In the words of Polli Youngbeck…
I have a true passion for re-creating the wonders of this world with this amazing plastic medium, acrylic paint! God gives us so much to inspire us, we need never look too far for the next wonder!!!
I discovered acrylics when I attended Auburn University over 40 years ago. My major was Design, which helps me understand the elements that go into creating a strong painting. I also attended the Universitat Salzburg , in Austria for additional art training, as well as Universitat Heidelberg again for art training. That was a long time ago but it stuck… I love to teach others who have an appetite to learn.
Painting is wonderfully fun and is a bit like working a puzzle…. It is challenging, and pushes you to find solutions to a creative process that ( hopefully) results in something pleasing to the eye!
I have taught painting classes in private as well as public school environments for many years. I’ve taught adult classes as well as private lessons. I love to teach, but I also love to paint for others. I’ve sold my paintings all over the southeast and have been a self -supporting artist for my entire career . I’ve sold to decorators , commissioned many pieces , have shown in a variety of galleries.
I’m from Alabama, but Atlanta was my home for most of my adult life. I came to the beach about 10 years ago, and have been involved in the art community in Seaside, Fla. and the 30a corridor.