Hope received her formal art training at Friends University with a minor in art. Through the years she slowly developed her artistic talent through sporadic art lessons . Upon retirement, she has pursued more excellence through professional art instruction and by joining art associations. Currently she is a member of Kansas Art Guild and Wichita Women Artists. Her paintings are shown in their art shows in the Wichita and surrounding areas. She has received recognition through ribbons and prizes. The “Yukon Man” was featured in the Art is Ageless 2017 calendar. She also illustrated the children’s book entitled, “Where’s Grandma?” in 2007.
“My goal is to strengthen my talent in painting and drawing through continued professional instruction and the application of those skills. Knowing how to capture a mood or the beauty of a scene is a gift developed from keen observation and a leaning on the One who is the Creator of all things. It is my goal to use this talent to glorify the One who gave it to me.”