I was born the 4th of 8 children. I have 6 sisters and 1 brother. I had a childhood of popsicles, swamp coolers, sharing a room, catching tadpoles, and lots of noise. My momma always had a project going and helped support the family with toll painting and crafting. My poppa could build anything he was asked to build and worked long hours to care for us. When I was 12 my dream was to become a photographer for National Geographic....go to Hawaii..and have my first kiss under a waterfall. I took photography and art through school...and gravitated towards photography. Soon after high school I started taking photos for family and friends. And then a client...and another..and soon it became my full time job. I consider myself self-taught as I really didn't pay attention in school. After 12 years of being a family photographer; I learned about composite/fine art photography, and was hooked. I started making day dream pieces for my clients, and soon found I could create fine art images of Jesus Christ. Something I had always wanted to do.
Havenlight is a new name in art for old friends. We’ve been in the business of helping people find inspiration through art since 1978. Today, we are a family of art service and publishing companies with the sole purpose of providing you access to the finest inspirational artists, experiences, and fine art products. We are artists, galleries, websites, printers, publishers and frame makers that can deliver you the entire palette of art, ranging from an inspiring set of Christmas Cards to the finest work of Original Art.
We first met as Frameworks or Repartee Gallery, when we were voted one of the Top Ten Frameshops in America. We learned customer service face to face on the gallery floor and custom framed our art knowing it would be displayed in the homes and businesses of our friends and families.
We started an art publishing company because we could not find the inspirational art our customers desired. Expanding into book, gift and other art-based goods was a simple evolution of serving the same desire. Today our reach may be a bit broader, but the quality and care of the custom framing offered though our websites and galleries is still created with the ideal that every customer is our neighbor.
You do not need to be an expert to select and enjoy a work of art, you simply need to choose a work that moves you. In doing so, it will illuminate the space in which it hangs and share that light of inspiration with those around you.
That’s what we do as well. We are Havenlight and our mission is art.