New Art: Unburnt

I finished this piece about a month ago. As much as I love dragons, this piece was one of the hardest pieces to work on and it had nothing to do with technical difficulties with the art itself. What made this piece a challenge was the inspiration behind its creation. When people see my work,…

Ripple Effect

One afternoon a couple of years ago, I was hanging out in a brewery during an art event working on a piece when I notice a young boy, around seven or eight, hanging off to the side watching me work. I invited him to come closer to observe and he asked a few questions about…

40 Days of Inspiriation: Origins

I can’t really start an extensive journey into inspiration without first going into the very first person to ever inspire me, and the event that precipitated everything. I lost my biological mother at a very young age; she was only 27 when she died, I was five. My mother struggled her entire life with bipolar…

New Art: Wild Horses

Last week, I recently completed a piece that I began working on in June 2018. It was an ambitious project to be sure, the canvas was 60″ x 48″, or 5ft by 4ft, the majority of which I planned to fill with quills. My inspiration for the piece was a mural painted by Jackson Pollock…

A Much Needed Break

Happy Monday Art Fans! I’m back in the studio today after a much needed week off. My husband and I spend a few days out in Seattle touring breweries and enjoying the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. I love going out to the Pacific Northwest, it’s where I spent much of my early years and it’s…