Since I can remember, my favourite times of day were those moments of solitude that included creating art. My favourite medium was pencil. I adored drawing-especially people and animals. Anyone remember Garfield?! He was definitely a childhood favorite! As I grew, this love of art was nourished and blossomed. It crept into many facets of my life and work. I have been creating & learning to use many mediums over the years, and my artistic side is a part of me that I always come back to. This creative connection feeds my soul deeply. Now I love to encourag connection through creativity by offering painting parties and events! I just love connecting with people of all ages and seeing the joy that creation brings.
I enjoy using many different mediums, such as acrylics, watercolors, pens, inks, and pencil. Working with a variety of mediums keeps my interest peaked and keeps me open to new artistic projects. Each time I sit down to create, ideas manifest into a unique creation. I am always learning new techniques and expanding my repertoire. During my painting parties and painting events, I will either recreate a piece of art that I love, or teach painters how to recreate one of my original pieces.
I love animals, people, trees, flowers, nature, and all things beautiful, odd, and interesting. Many of my pieces are directly influenced by the times spent outdoors, with my pets, or travelling & exploring with my family. I also love to capture the beauty that surrounds us with my camera. These photos bring me new inspiration to future creative projects. I often recreate other artists’ work if clients ask me to paint it! I share these re-creations in some of my classes and I am always happy to take new requests of any images that intrigue my fellow painters.