From a very young age, I loved creating art. When I was four years old my preschool teacher gave me high praise on a coloring project, writing that I had "excellent manual control", so I knew I had to make use of that talent someday!
I graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with a B.A. in Fine Arts. I specialized in pen and ink and watercolor, and they remain two of my favorite mediums to this day. They keep my perfectionism in check because they're not easily corrected! I enjoy the immediacy and freshness of both. My other favorites are gouache, oil pastels, and acrylics.
van Gogh, one of my favorite artists and a great source of
inspiration, once said, "We are surrounded by poetry on all sides." From
small, everyday objects to breathtaking landscapes, I see beauty all
around me and try to show that in my own unique way. My style ranges
from loose and gestural to tight and detailed, depending on the subject
matter and the medium I'm using. I enjoy both approaches, and sometimes
it's satisfying to convey what I see in as few meaningful lines as
possible. I have an instinctive response to each project and enjoy the
diversity each medium provides. No matter what the subject matter is,
light and how it reveals three-dimensionality is a key element in my
age 87 Michelangelo, one of the greatest artists of all time, said "I
am still learning." That's the beauty of art—there is always something
new to discover. It keeps evolving as I learn about new materials and
techniques and am drawn to new subjects. Creating art is a lifelong
journey, and I'm enjoying the ride!
Please take a look around my site; hopefully you'll find something that inspires you. I also welcome your questions, comments, and custom projects (pet portraits, homes, memorable places, and landscapes). Just click on the "Contact Us" tab to send me a message!
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
I am greatly influenced by my surroundings, indoors and out. Inspiration can come from the smallest of everyday objects or dramatic landscapes, and everything in between!
Favorite mediums are pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil pastel. My style ranges from loose to detailed and controlled, depending on the subject and the medium used.
I love doing commissions (pet portraits, homes, still lifes, and landscapes). Please message me if you have a special project in mind. Makes a great gift for a special occasion!
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