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Over time I have come to realize that art is more than just what makes us different other creatures. Art is a human right. Something we all need, just like food and water.

It is nourishing.

I want you to be nourished by my artwork.

(Gosh, sometimes I even embarrass myself. But I mean what I say, so I'll just have to let it stay.)

I spend time with art every day, and it's an irreplaceable part of my life.

You'll notice a lot of smaller pieces in here. The great thing about small to medium size artworks is their sense of intimacy. You may have experienced the same sort of thing if you ever saw a painting that you really liked in a book and then saw it in real life. You just…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 20
  • Joined February 4, 2008

Favorite materials

graphite, oil paint, ink, sumi

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About

Over time I have come to realize that art is more than just what makes us different other creatures. Art is a human right. Something we all need, just like food and water.

It is nourishing.

I want you to be nourished by my artwork.

(Gosh, sometimes I even embarrass myself. But I mean what I say, so I'll just have to let it stay.)

I spend time with art every day, and it's an irreplaceable part of my life.

You'll notice a lot of smaller pieces in here. The great thing about small to medium size artworks is their sense of intimacy. You may have experienced the same sort of thing if you ever saw a painting that you really liked in a book and then saw it in real life. You just realize that there is no substitute for having the genuine article right in front of you - and I hope my work gives you the same feeling.

You'll also notice that I visit a wide variety of subjects and media. This is mostly because I'm not what you'd call a 'mature' artist. I'm still learning, and I sort of hope I'll always be learning :)

I am currently learning how to handle the Asian paint brush (typically called a sumi brush here in the west). It is going to take a lot of work to master, but this type of brush is wonderfully sensitive and gives you a real feeling of connection to the painting and materials. I imagine it is similar to the feeling of connection sculptors achieve with the stone through their tools. And ceramicists to their clay.

I am also open to making art on request, so if you're not finding what you're looking for, please make a request. I am also open to trading.

*all images copyright, so please ask before using.
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You may have noticed the monotypes in my shop. So what's a monotype, anyway?

A monotype is made by painting onto a smooth, non-porous surface like glass and then pressing a piece of paper onto it to transfer the image (I press my monotypes by hand using a burnishing tool). This can result in pictures with uniquely airy qualities.

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