in life Lanette found she had an eye for drawing. Her line drawings
were not like everybody else’s in school; hers just seemed to be
more real. With her parent’s encouragement, Lanette began to
develop her talent in art. In school her art teachers encouraged her
to use that talent to express herself. After leaving high school,
rather than attend a liberal arts college, Lanette enrolled in
Kendall School of Design, further developing her skills. Taking a
break from her studies to get married and have a family she did not
get back to studying art for some years. With encouragement from her
husband Tom, Lanette took extension classes from the University of
Michigan, from Kendall and wherever they were available and she
could work them in around raising 4 children. Her latest training
has been with “Robert
and Sharon Long” in Destin Florida. They have given Lanette a
whole new insight into watercolors, further developing her skills.
Along with a
love for art, Lanette had a love for gardening. She inherited a
green thumb from both her Grandmothers and her gardens showed it.
Each spring her gardens just seemed to have more flowers,
flowering shrubs, vines and bulbs.
Lanette’s love for flowers and her painting skills, and you get
beautiful watercolor paintings of flowers. Her love of flowers shows
in the fine details of her roses, Iris’s, fuchsia’s and all the
other flowers she has painted.