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There are two things I love about art - discovering the soul of my subject as I bring it to a new and different life on canvas or paper, and the element of surprise - sometimes you just don't know what will emerge and what you'll discover. Each of my paintings is original and one of a kind, professionally created on quality canvas or paper with professional paints. I have recently begun to add some prints to my shop, some of original paintings and some that have been specifically created digitally, with original art and photographs, for the purpose of selling as a print.

I'm a simple, nature girl at heart, preferring to be in the woods and out amongst the birdsong rather than in city traffic or large crowds. I am fortunate and blessed enough to live in a rural area, surrounded by mountains and woods, and it is this natural world that influences my work. You will find birds,…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 17
  • Joined January 25, 2009

Favorite materials

Canon Camera, Canvas, Brushes, Fine Art Papers, Acrylics, Watercolors, Oils, Photoshop

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About

There are two things I love about art - discovering the soul of my subject as I bring it to a new and different life on canvas or paper, and the element of surprise - sometimes you just don't know what will emerge and what you'll discover. Each of my paintings is original and one of a kind, professionally created on quality canvas or paper with professional paints. I have recently begun to add some prints to my shop, some of original paintings and some that have been specifically created digitally, with original art and photographs, for the purpose of selling as a print.

I'm a simple, nature girl at heart, preferring to be in the woods and out amongst the birdsong rather than in city traffic or large crowds. I am fortunate and blessed enough to live in a rural area, surrounded by mountains and woods, and it is this natural world that influences my work. You will find birds, mountains, fields, rivers, woods, wildlife, and nature imagery in my paintings, as well as seasonal colors, earthy textures, and even natural materials at times. Given my awareness of the environment, I try to live as simply as possible, and I can go for many days without getting in my car. I do not own a cell phone and am quite content to let our landline ring while I am painting, singing, or tending to my small flock of hens and our dogs and cat.

As a a singer-songwriter and musician, I am often inspired to create artwork while listening to music, or to create art based on a recent song I have written. Sometimes I make use of lyrics from other songs as well. I typically note this in my listing descriptions.

When I am not creating art or music, or working on my Etsy site and website, I enjoy walking in the woods and around the mountain behind my small house with my three dogs and my husband, a fabulous custom knifemaker. I often carry my camera with me to capture shots that I may later paint or list for sale. The smell and sounds of the woods and the mountain... well, there's just nothing like it for me.

I also enjoy gardening, and I love the spring and summer for their wonderful colors of flowers, vegetables, grass, trees, and of course the sunshine and warm rains. There's something special about going out to the garden to pick and gather what you need for your evening meal!

While I am mostly an introvert, I find that being with others can be fulfilling at times. So something else that keeps me busy is volunteer work that I do in my community. I help out from time to time with our local arts council to hang shows, and I also go on occasion to a local nursing home where I sing with and for the residents as well as just visit and offer an ear and a hand. Volunteering in my small community makes me feel a part of something beyond myself and it brings a sense of wholeness.

I have found a strong community on Etsy and enjoy the comraderie and support of several teams and Etsians... Etsy for Animals (animal advocacy and charity), FindingFineArt, Etsy Treasury Team, Etsyveg Team (promoting the healthy lifestyle of vegetarian living), and others.

Please note that a portion of the sale of most of my items is donated to an animal charity (either the monthly charity for Team Etsy for Animals, to a local animal rescue organization, or to another organization whose work for animals and wildlife is important to me), to the American Cancer Society, or to a local organization that works with people with autism (the iCan House).

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