Source images for my Valentine’s Day series


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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New Art: Affectionate Animals Couples + Valentines Day Preorder!

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…)

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10 Commission Slots Now Available + New Storybook Portraits!

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…)

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On the Threshold of Fear

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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…)

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New Release: 2016 Keepsake Ornament

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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…)

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Makers Who Give

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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…)

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