Homemade soaps and jams and jellies come with a fabulous label courtesy of my granddaughter.
I have loved doing pet portraits just about as much as human ones. There is such character and emotion in my little subjects.
This started with a personal challenge, then grew into a beast! I love creating alternative scenarios, especially using my grandchildren.
I have long loved children’s literature from an adult and prospective teacher’s point of view. It is wonderful to finally get into working in this field, as my mother so wanted this for me.
I have done the illustration for several books published by Golden Eagle Press. The topics are based on family and faith and cover generations, often dealing with the struggles of war.
I love combining my skills, and this piece was perfect for just that. The show was based on Shakespeare and put on by the Portland Society of Calligraphy. My mother was a Shakespearean actor, so I had to participate.
I had the fortune to develop a logo for a fabulous non-profit in Houston, Urban Philanthropy, run by Kay Poke. She is elegant and classy, and I wanted her logo to reflect that.
I have been drawing since a wee child. I love watching people, and drawing them no matter what the medium. This portrait is inspired by the wet plate collodion process of photography. That is another one of my loves.
For a brief while, I worked at a winery in Oregon’s Pinot Noir center. The landscape was truly inspiring. I began a series based on that beauty. This is one of the pieces.