Sunday, November 29, 2015


I love this picture my brother sent me of my niece, Dakota, just waking up from a nap on my dog pillow. Order your dog pillow (or print) from my society6 shop here.

Garden Gnome

I've been collecting cool random plates to make a wall collage and I wanted a gnome plate. I looked at my options online and wasn't too impressed with the selection or prices, so I made one of my own. Garden gnomes make me smile. They remind me of Amelie, travel and kitsch.

Friday, November 13, 2015


My new friend Katie commissioned me to do her portrait. She threw out a lot of ideas and it was a fun challenge combining the elements. Usually people request a true-to-life portrait, but Katie wanted hers to be more whimsical, with huge, dramatic hair--and a dark bohemian look. I was able to use symbolism, colors and movement to portray her personality.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


For Halloween I dressed up as Frida Kahlo, one of my favorite artists. A woman who was quirky, intriguing, resilient, imaginative and very talented. PS I only wish I had a pet monkey sitting on my shoulder.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ferris Wheel

I've been trying my hand at landscape painting. Because sometimes you gotta mix it up a little. My sister and I went to a carnival earlier this summer and I took a photo with my phone. I loved the photo--and the memory--so much, I thought it would be fun to paint it. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.


Sooooo, lately I've started sketching again. I suffered from adrenal fatigue and drawing really helped me stay awake at church. These are a handful of my favorites. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Free Shipping!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Abril & Luis

Commissioned portrait of the lovely couple Abril and Luis on their wedding day.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Art On *My* Walls

I LOVE collecting art. I wish I had more money and more wall space, because I keep falling in love with MORE art! Below you'll find work from some of my favorite living artists. Each of these pieces are hanging up in my home. 

Archan Nair

This piece is gorgeous and dream-like. It is hanging in my bathroom.
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Judith Clay

When I saw this, I had to have it. I love the stylized cats with the thick eyebrows and the curvy city-scape in the background. This is also hanging in my bathroom. 
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Michael Shapcott

Not to be melodramatic, but I am madly in love with Michael Shapcott's paintings. So much so, I have THREE of his pieces hanging in my bedroom and I want MORE. Additionally, it is a dream of mine to own one of his originals. 
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Agnes Cecile

I love Agnes' loose and expressive style. She has so many gorgeous pieces! This one is also in my bedroom.
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 Michael Creese

I own this original. I love it. I love clouds, I love eyes, and there's just something about this combination that does something for me. This lovely piece is in my upstairs hallway.
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Sofia Bonati

Sofia is so creative! I love to see what she comes up with next. The polka-dot lady is hanging with other pieces in a wall collage above my living room couch. The butterfly lady is in my bedroom. 
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Viviana Gonzalez

I love these gorgeous, moody pieces that are hung in my kitchen. I think the juxtaposition of the women and trees is brilliant. 
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scarlett and the Seahorse

Interesting fact: I painting this woman a year or two ago. I added the seahorse and finished it yesterday.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Green Poodle

I love, love, love poodles. It's on my bucket list to adopt a standard one someday. (Although I did have a poodle mix several years ago who I miss madly.) They are one of the most intelligent breeds, they are beautiful, soft and hypoallergenic. What's not to love?

I'm usually a traditional painter, but lately I've been a little bored and needing a change, so I'm messing around a little bit with digital art. I'm pleased with the outcome.

Road Trip!

My sister and I went on a super fun crazy magical road trip! We went to Arizona to visit our brother and his family, then visited Nevada on the way home.

We tried on silly hats at a gas station in Beaver, Utah.

 I gave a cactus a great big hug because they always look so cuddly. 

 We saw lots of fun, random stuff along the highway. 

 In Las Vegas we stayed at the coolest hotel ever--The Artisan. There was famous art everywhere, including on the ceilings! We slept in the Leonardo da Vinci room. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

On Your Walls

One of the most rewarding things about being an artist is knowing other people are enjoying my "children" (hopefully) as much as I enjoy the work of my favorite artists. (Where would I be without Michael Shapcott, Charles Dwyer, Sofia Bonati, Van Gogh, Waterhouse, Marc Chagall, etc.?) So it thrills me when collectors send me photos of my work on their walls. I thought I'd share a few. 

Just For Fun

During my teen years pastels were my medium of choice. Over the years I have favored acrylics and have neglected my old friend. A few days ago I decided to draw an octopus on the sidewalk. Totally worth it--I felt like a kid again. Sometimes art should be created just for the sake of fun.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Girl With Cat 2

If you can't tell by now, I love animals. Like love them-love them. Love them so much, I watch animal documentaries, visit pet stores for a free zoo-like experience (and to torture myself), draw them at church, pet nearly every cat and dog in sight, and cry whenever I think of Maggie, my dog I had to give up five years ago and can't stop thinking about.


I made this today. It consists of faux fur, cork, collage materials, metal and rusty bottle caps. I've been picking up rusty bottle caps for years. I finally found a use for them.

Park City

My mom, sister and I have an annual tradition to visit Park City every spring. We eat amazing food, savor the art at the numerous galleries, swim, shop, watch lame TV and act like idiots. I look 
forward to this time every year.

The Roaring 20s!

For the past several years, I've had a thing for the 1920s, particularly the style and fashion. Even my wedding getup had a '20s feel. But lately I'm obsessed with the era. I'm sure Downton Abbey didn't help matters. 
 I've started making flapper rag dolls, altered art dolls and even '20's themed collages.
I discovered the adorable actress Colleen Moore and have put three of her photos up in my bedroom! Louise Brooks is another favorite. Someday I want to wear a gorgeous flapper dress and wear it to someplace nice.


My brother, who also happens to be a talented film maker and one of my best friends, got married recently. I decided to surprise him and his lovely wife by painting their portrait as a wedding gift. I was pleased as punch by their reaction--and that they hung it in a prominent spot in their new home.