I have been creating art since I was a kid, beginning with little more that a standard No. 2 pencil and office supplies my mother would buy for my birthdays. I later moved to acrylic paints and was selling art and doing murals by the time I was in college. Somewhere along the way I married, divorced, and then made the decision to care for shelter animals, and though I packed my brushes away, I never got rid of them as I moved and lived in different parts of the country.
To be honest, it took someone's constant badgering to convince me to dig those brushes out and start using them again. After a few poor sketches it was like getting back on a bicycle. I bought new paint. The stories started flowing again, first as a trickle, and now as a fast bubbling creek. I really have trouble finishing a thing before a new idea demands my attention. I paint and draw and art to share what is in my mind's eye and dreams, and to meditate in the process. The ideas are rather random but I'm beginning to see some common themes in my work, and it has been eye-opening.
I have also picked up shiny new digital tools along the way. More than anything I have learned to have patience with myself as I explore applying the techniques I've learned in more traditional media to digital art, and vice versa as I explore what light and darkness can do when they work together - also a rather apt metaphor for my life, I think.
This job is as much for me as anyone else, but it is also a gift I like to share and maybe get a smile or start a conversation, and that's what truly motivates me.
This site is where you can buy art prints directly from me - this means I'm the one who fills your order and checks and approves the quality of each print. There are no fees or percentages taken out by a faceless middleman and I can offer a better price for you.
I'm always working on new art - check back for updates and new offerings!