My journey as an artist began when I was young in Michigan, took a detour while raising my family, and has returned with enthusiasm!!
I have designed posters, fliers and other works since high school. My return to art led to my work as a graphite and colored pencil artist. Although pencil is a very slow medium, the details that I can put into my work make it worth it. Our pets bring us unconditional love; I find such joy in bringing them to life on my easel.
My work has been recognized by Ann Kullberg's The Pencil Box here in the U.S.A. and Bonny Snowdon's Exhibition across the pond. I illustrated a children's book in 2021 and was invited to speak to the Artists League of Orange County, Florida in 2023. My work is currently being judged for International Artist of the Year by S.A.A. in London, England.
I'm overwhelmed by the response to my work, and I love what I do!
Thank you for considering me when you are looking for that special pet portrait! In a fast paced, digital world, I know that you will appreciate something that is unique and created slowly by hand. If you're interested, I'd be happy to send you pictures of my progress on your custom portrait.
Sadie is our newest rescue pup, and she does try to help, (although trying to take a selfie with her was challenging 😜). I look forward to hearing from you!