Occupation: I’ve been an artist since the age of four. I’ve always worked for myself, and I mainly paint and create sculpture.
Best known for: My representational and figurative sculptures, which incorporate humor, fantasy and my imagination.
Married to: Craig O’Neill, news anchor on KTHV.
Lives in: A 1927 bungalow in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood. We bought it in 1976, remodeled in the 80s, raised our two kids here and never left. It’s the first and only house we’ve ever bought.
My favorite part of my house is: My studio. It’s one of the reasons that we bought the house. It was a combination garage and servants’ quarters, and the garage was built to hold a Ford Model T, so I knew it wouldn’t actually fit our cars. The servants’ quarters are where I paint and the garage part is where I sculpt and house my kiln. My commute involves walking out the kitchen door and across the backyard.
I’m most at home: When I’m creating. When I take a break for too long, I miss my studio. It’s a gift to have a place to create at home.
Photography: Nancy Nolan