Like most who define themselves as an artist; I've always been one.
I drew on walls, myself, my siblings..anything that might take ink. Much of my childhood was spent in the somewhat humid climate of Vancouver Island and to my childish delight, the fogged up kitchen windows were a perfect canvas for creative fingers.
The countryside in the wilds of British Columbia are compelling and beautiful. The colors and smells of the earth are ever changing with a distinct perfume to each of the seasons. The heady sweet scent of rose hips in the Summer , the acrid smell of the undergrowth in the Fall, the new sap running through the birch in the Spring and somewhere always, a faint smell of smoke hanging in the dense, icy air of Winter. Although I now reside in Texas, my husband and I have spent the better part of ten years overseas. We’ve lived in Israel, Doha, and Turkey with visits to Dubai, Bahrain, France, the UK and Germany.
All of these wonderful experiences and beautiful scenic elements have somehow carved their way into my bones and now find their way into my work.
I think my style is whimsical and speaks a little of the joyful side of life. I usually lean toward a subtler palette. I relish the rich colors of our Earth.
I work in both traditional and digital mediums, with the beginning of any illustration almost always being the humble pencil. I love this line work and will usually work to recapture the look of the pencil line over a completed image.
Does your story need some art to go with it? Of course it does!
If you have an illustrative project you'd like to discuss please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks so much for dropping by, I look forward to hearing from you!