Mothers of Angels

The months October through December are a busy time for me as far as portrait work goes. I’m usually working on multiple portraits at once as well as the common hustle and bustle during this time. I was busy drawing portraits of babies, children, and dogs when an email stopped me in my tracks. In […]

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Stop! Collaborate and Listen

“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up.” ~ Pablo Picaso One of my favorite memories as a child is coloring. My mom entered me into countless coloring contests. I once won a Nintendo (with Duck Hunt) and a $500 shopping spree through different coloring contests. […]

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All Dogs Go To Heaven

I’m not sure of the exact numbers, but a large percentage of the portraits I do are of family pets. You might think they are easier to draw, but in a lot of cases they are not. Human faces for the most part are symmetrical. For example, if you would draw a line from the […]

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The Dogwood

I have been on hiatus for a couple weeks. I wish I could say that I’ve been busy painting, drawing and making all my wildest dreams come true, but alas that was not the case. I was in a major creative slump.  I’ve had a project in mind that I’ve wanted to get started on, […]

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Hello 2019!

I took a couple weeks off and really enjoyed the Christmas season, my birthday and the New Year. I’ve been working on a couple new things here and there, but mostly helping a friend with some projects and finishing up another portrait. Next week I’m collaborating with another “up and coming” artist and I can’t […]

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Be a Maker

Lately I have been making things like crazy. Making gifts, making gift wrap look good (one of my favorite things), making cookies, making some big decisions, and making memories. Our Christmas celebrations have already started. We’ve already had Christmas #1 with my parents (I made the sign above for mom who said all she wanted […]

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West Virginia Girl

Last week I stated that I’m not just a portrait artist. This week I tried my hand at watercolor. I have not painted much with watercolor, my first foray was a wedding map I did for family (picture below).  I’m not that familiar with this medium.  But like most things I don’t know how to […]

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