Grand vistas, tiny details, things in process or with potential, ruins that speak of past stories, and beauty in all its forms have always caught my attention. Gathering moments and making art are things I've instinctively done since I was little. Now that I am an adult and have built a career I am finding the need to create welling up inside of me again. The process of making art is healing and restorative.
I pray that the finished pieces will be a blessing to you as well by:
adding beauty to your day, home or office
stirring up emotions or memories
encouraging you to look at something differently
This is a section that will perpetually be "under construction" as I keep making art and adding new images... Sign up for my monthly newsletter for updates from the studio.
Some of these works are for sale as originals and prints.
Please contact me for details or if you'd like to commission a piece.
Do you admire the oil portraits of old?
For over 5,000 years they have been used to show the power, importance, virtue, beauty, wealth, talents, intelligence, accomplishments and personality of their subject. People used to sit for hours as the artist painted and having your own portrait was a privilege indeed. Today artists paint from life or reference photographs to capture a person's likeness and essence. Either way, having your own portrait in oil remains a special treat.
I have long admired the skills of portrait painters and in the spring of 2019 I decided to sign up for Donna Downey's 100 Faces class to improve my skills and overcome my fears of painting faces.
These oil paintings are on 6x6 inch canvas boards and can be framed.
Originals will be for sale once the 100th piece is completed.
Prints are available at any time.
Enjoy watching the collection grow.
If you see one you'd like to add to your collection.
If you'd like to commission your own portrait.
Originals $125 + shipping
6x6 prints $30 + shipping
Larger prints and framing also available.
Have you ever wanted to freeze time?
To capture that moment or that twinkle in a loved one's eye?
That's what these special cards have done with the special power of charcoal.
In an age of digital photography and thousands of photos hidden in your phone, what a treat it is to receive a unique-to-you personal portrait.
You could even have the card mailed directly to your loved one for their birthday or anniversary.
Just contact me to work out the details.
Bible Art Journaling
In the gallery below you will see parts of a personal art and spiritual journey.
I hope it will inspire you to connect with God
and use art in ways that are personal and special to you.
In 2009 God started encouraging me to connect with Him in prayer and quiet times by using my art. This book was such an encouragement:
That same year, my sister and her fiancé asked me to paint a visual prayer for their wedding about the Deep Love of God.
In 2012 they requested a follow-up painting about the Fruit of the Spirit.
It has been such an honor to pray for them
and celebrate the growth of their marriage in this way.
In 2015 a few challenged appeared on my Facebook feed:
Watching their videos, listening to their teachings, seeing what images others create with the same prompts and then watching art fill my Bible pages inspired me in so many ways.
I began looking forward to reading the Bible.
I found myself recalling the words of God more clearly.
I became more aware of God's presence & peace throughout my day.
If you'd like to learn more about Bible Art Journaling or creative ways to connect more deeply with God, please send me a note. I'd love to talk more about it with you.