It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a video about my art projects with the girls, but we’ve been busy behind the scenes. Take a look at our latest creative obsession: tinkering! And–if you make any tinkering creations with your kids–send me pictures so I can share them with the girls! (more…)
Last month I started a series of 15 Important Black Female Artists. Today I would like to share with you the second installment in this series, with 4 new portraits of these amazing women. To start us off is the above portrait… (more…)
“The Owl” is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In the story, a horned owl flies into a barn owned by a local at the nearby town. The owl quickly frightens all of the townspeople who try to enter the barn. The same day, a man known for his courage and bravery in warlike skills announces to the populace that they are “all acting like women”. He then ventures into the barn with a spear. The owl hoots at him, and he flees in terror. The townspeople finally come up with the decision to burn the barn down and be rid of the owl forever. (more…)
This week only, you can special order any of my paintings as a fridge magnet. Prices are 1 magnet for $8 or a set of 3 magnets for $15. US shipping costs included. Place your order by Thursday March 9th, 11:59 PM PST. Buy your magnet today! (more…)
This year for Black History Month I wanted to paint a handful of important black female artists. I thought I would maybe do one or two portraits, but the more I researched, the more I fell in love with these amazing women. I picked out 15 important artists overall, and today I’d like to share my first 6 portraits with you. (more…)
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…)
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.