For my latest series of Affectionate Animals, I wanted my paintings to feel classic and timeless. That’s why I used vintage photographs as the source images for the paintings! Aside from the scene from I Love Lucy, which turned into the Bear Hug portrait, each of these photogrphs is from relative unknown photographers, images I simply found off the internet. (more…)
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Nine new Affectionate Animal couples are now in my shop! For a limited time, you can preorder order them as Valentines Day cards. Place your order by THURSDAY NIGHT (PST) to guarantee availability and arrival by Valentines Day. I will only be orderring these cards once, and I will only order slightly more than what you guys buy during the preorder, so getting your order in now is key! (more…)
Making art out of significant events helps us remember the things that are most important to us, it helps us cling to threads of joy and hope.
Some moments in our lives are so rich that it can seem impossible to convey our feelings properly: leaving a home you’ve known for years, losing a cherished person, or the arrival of a new child. Moments like these are what my artwork can capture best. With ink and paint, I express what can otherwise seem inexpressible. (more…)
Tranquil and detached, owls are quiet observers. They are mysterious creatures, deriving nobility from the same characteristics that give them an air of homeliness.
I never thought that I would be accepted as a vendor for Renegade Craft Fair in Seattle this winter. Renegade is huge. Their Instagram account alone has 139,000 followers. I had to put up my entire booth fee with my application, and all autumn I was making plans for what I would do with the money when they rejected me and I got my refund. (more…)
This series of six original wolf paintings wraps up my intensive focus on wolf symbols in folklore. Each of these paintings is for sale in my shop (or you can click on the image to go directly to each listing). (more…)
Craft fairs and holiday sales are all wrapped up for the year. I feel so grateful for the support you give me and the connectivity I have with you. Thank you for being a part of my life and work! (more…)
The 2016 Keepsake Ornament!
Ever since my first Christmas, my family added a new ornament to the tree. I carried this tradition forward with my own family. My kids each have a shoe box with a lined piece of paper full of dates and descriptions and names of loved ones who sent us a token of their affection to hang on our Christmas tree. (more…)
In Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet was a deity with the head of a wolf. His name means “opener of the ways” and he is often depicted as a wolf standing at the prow of a solar-boat. In later texts, he was referred to as Ra, the “opener” of the sky. (more…)
When the heaviness of the world gets me down, the best ways I know to light the darkness is by nurturing my friendships, making art, and finding ways to help others.
And when you support an artist like me, you help keep our creative community alive, and we want to give something back. (more…)