Expressions in Color
I am a professional artist working in acrylics and mixed media, primarily painting animals in a brightly colored whimsical way. Painting what I see around me with a unique voice is my strength.
Everyone who sees my work breaks into a smile and tells me my work makes them “happy.” Such a simple word, but I am content with sharing more joy and happiness with the world around me.
My art is a paradigm shift from earlier days and experiences.
Intrigued by folk art and crafts, needlework, and quilts, those skills have translated to my acrylic and mixed media ways of painting. I love to collect things carefully crafted by previous generations. They speak of a desire to make the functional beautiful and give an outlet for the creativity instilled in each of us.
For twenty years, I created designs for craft book publishers. My favorite was a project called “Christmas is Coming” by Oxmoor House, which included projects kids and their parents could make for each other for gifts. Honoring the handmade and finely crafted has been a tradition passed down to me by my great-grandmother, grandmothers, and my mother.
Pet Portraits are my favorite challenge. I never miss an opportunity to capture someone’s beloved friend. Using bright colors but avoiding any the client doesn’t want, I work to bring out the unique spark that makes the personality of the critter shine through.