Welcome to my shop! I'm so glad you're here! I am a self-taught, acrylic painter, working from my little home studio in Philomath, Oregon.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to create. Anything I could get my hands on, I would try, but drawing and painting have definitely been my favorite. With the support of family and friends, I have always been able to keep art a significant part of my life. And I have done a lot of things! Designing yearbook covers and team shirts in middle and high school, creating a comic strip in the local newspaper, illustrating children's books. I even worked as a licensed tattoo artist for a time! As an adult, my career path took to veterinary medicine as my love for animals was equal to my love for art. After nearly 20 years in the profession, working as a certified vet tech, I decided it was time to take my art vision to the next level and paint full time. It was a leap of faith for sure! A little scary sometimes, but a chance I'm so glad I took. I'm learning so much every day and building this little business I call my own! Now, most days you will find me with a paint brush in hand creating large pieces on wood panel, canvas and even murals in my community.
Growing up not far from the coast, I have a deep love for the ocean and consequently, marine life tends to be my subject of choice (although, as you can see, other species sometimes make their way onto my paintings too.
;) And in keeping with the theme of my veterinary background, I also get a lot of pet portrait commissions. I love it! it's truly the best of both worlds!
Again, thank you for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to assist you any way I can!