As a self-taught artist, I specialize in animal portraits in various medium including acrylic on canvas, gouache on paper and digital illustrations.
I have always had a love for animals and a passion for creating art. I always drew.
In college, I was trained in graphic design but ended up falling into the hair industry and became a successful hair stylist for several years.
A car accident was a sort of blessing in disguise, forcing me to retire as a stylist. I ended up back on the path of art and design once again.
In 2012, my husband and I had the opportunity to move from our hometown of Toronto, Canada to relocate to San Antonio, Texas and in 2013, we welcomed our son.
For the next three years…
I was dedicated to raising our son but toward the end of 2016, I taught myself how to paint. I fell in love instantly with both acrylic and gouache paints. I started with learning how to mix any color I needed with a very limited palette of only five or six colors. The more I learned, the more in love with painting I became.
While living in Texas, I discovered the world of animal rescue. I had found a dog that was dumped in my neighborhood at the time. It was winter and luckily I got her to my garage as a safe place for her to stay warm and fed while I frantically tried finding help for her.
That’s when my life changed…
I realized that my life purpose wasn’t just about the pursuit of creating art anymore, it was now to help the animals I love so much through the power of art and doing something good for everyone involved. THAT is when I started meeting remarkable people in animal rescue and really understanding the heartbreaking truths that millions of our companion partners face every day. Shortly after, I created my on-going partnership with animal rescues called “Art for Compassion™ – an on-going series of partnership with rescues and shelters nation-wide to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help the animals in their care.
my family and I relocated once again to Baltimore, Maryland. With forests surrounding me and new friends on the horizon, my inspiration is at an all-time high. I’m back in the studio and bringing animals to life on the canvas and paper again. Make sure you sign up to my newsletter to learn about the release date and so many members-only goodies! sign up here
You’ll love that I sweat all of the small details to ensure that you’re experience is an enjoyable and exciting one from start to end!
All canvas paintings come with hardware and wire preinstalled so that you don’t have to worry about it – just unwrap and hang!
Your original painting is handled with the utmost care from start to delivery and packaged to gallery-standards. It’s not just about a painting; it’s about a personalized experience and I want you to have a memorable one.
WHY TRUST ME?
Now that you know a little about me, you may be asking why am I a little different? Because to me, it’s not just a piece of art or a design that I’m creating for you. It’s a creative journey and you’ll be coming along for the ride!
With art, we will select the perfect reference photo(s) to turn into an expressive piece of art. I take the time to learn what colors you enjoy and what colors you’d like to steer clear of. I’ll communicate with you every step of the way and do weekly check-ins by e-mail that include in-progress photos so that you’re never left wondering what state your painting is in. It’s not just about making a painting – it’s a personalized experience. It is my goal to create paintings that evoke celebration of a loved one’s life whether they are still part of this world or have ventured onto the next one.
With design, I’ll take the time to learn about you and your company and what current design problems you’re facing. I’ll take the time to learn your market and who you’re competing against. I’ll apply color theory and design principles to create effective, visual communications. All of my design work is custom – no templates are ever used for a “one size fits all”. You’re unique and deserve a tailor-made design solution.
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You can entrust me to capture your companion in a painting and know that I understand how special they are to you because I have my own fur kids and my world wouldn’t be the same without them.
My art studio – the place where your very own painting or design will come to life… with the forest just beyond the windows – my happy place.