Wildflowers Learning to Grow was inspired from a trip I took with friends to Zionsville, Indiana. We visited the local creamery and enjoyed a weekend festival. The landscape filled with wildflowers and the sweet and sour scent of the cool milking barn struck me. It reminded me of my grandpa's dairy farm in central Ohio. The smell of cows and hay, the buzz of bees that my cousins and I would try to catch in the beautiful, wild and growing fields and the fun creek we used to play in and look for colored pebbles - the freshness of the country.
When I began to paint the local wildflowers seen that day, I was just getting going as a serious artist and learned much from working on the painting especially patience as I filled in the details. When it was finished, my mom suggested a title that ultimately became Wildflowers Learning to Grow, which is from a Biblical verse. In way, I was a wildflower, learning to grow as I grew in my life as an artist.