Can’t Have HEART Without Art!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I’ve finally made some time to sit and blog about my most recent art project: HEART. HEART is a continuous project that very much comes from my own heart. Inspired by the photography of Sophie Gamand, this art project will once a month highlight a shelter animal and the shelter caring for them. The artwork created will then be put up for sale with the proceeds going to the shelter/rescue showcased for that month. Inspiration As I mentioned earlier, this project is 100% inspired by the work of Sophie Gamand. She’s been...Read More

Giclee Goals and Limited Editions

Recently, my journey has taken another turn in which I've decided to make some changes to how I sell my work online. Until now, I've sold prints using a print-on-demand production model. A costumer places and order, I personally make a print, and then I ship it to them. It sounds simple enough, and at the start it worked out nicely.However, I've come to learn that when produced that way, my work does not have any value. I truly wish I could give my work away freely for people to enjoy, but that is just not feasible when you consider...Read More

Running Before Crawling

This may seem a little odd for a fine artist to admit, but the truth is I don't know how to doodle. I can paint delicate paintings and create elaborate drawings, but the talent of a simple doodle eludes me! The problem stems mostly from my lack of free time and my tendency to jump from project to project without much down time. On the surface, it doesn't seem like a big deal. However, I believe doodling is a fundamental skill for any artist to have. It helps cultivate creativity and acts as an avenue of practice. It has only...Read More
Spring Bunny

Art, Auctions, and Art Auctions!

On social media this past Sunday I made the big announcement that I would be donating my recent artwork to the charity organization, Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary. I was so honored when they approached me asking for a donation to use in their upcoming online auction. I mega-believe in their mission of giving abandoned and at risk senior pets a chance to live out their sunset year with love and a warm home. This will be the second time I've used my artwork to support Cherished Tails and I'm sure it wont be the last! I definitely have a soft...Read More

Art Show, Art Fair, and News!

Has it really been since January that I last wrote? Yikes! So much has happened since then - the biggest being the Reel Tucson Lucky Art Show and the Tucson Museum's of Art's Spring Art Market & Flower Festival. I spent about a month preparing for both events - making art and getting supplies. Only now has the dust settled and I am finally able to get back to the day-to-day - including (hopefully) more consistent blog posts! In the meantime, here's some highlights on both events, site updates, and future plans! Reel Tucson - Lucky March 14th saw my...Read More