Who I am
Art & Animals
That which inspires me
From a little girl that colored on reams of printer paper and rescued stray apartment cats, to a passionate woman that's made her career as a pet portrait artist, I'm an imaginative creative and compassionate animal lover to my core.
Who I am
I'm a self reflective daydreamer that's always striving to improve and make honest assessments of my feelings, strengths and limitations.
I value empathy & clear communication and always aim to connect on a personal level with my clients.
Being partial to stray & adopted as my favorite breed, I'm passionate about helping homeless pets by donating artwork to local and international animal welfare organizations.
I'm an early riser that loves journaling, planning, thinking and exercising before I begin my day. I believe happiness starts with self care and I make myself a priority; only then can I be my best self for my husband, kitties, friends & clients.
What I do
Detail. Everything I do is detailed; from delicate cat whiskers, burnt edges on a holiday card, to perfectly blended makeup...detail is what sets me apart.
I thrive on taking the time to capture elements that most wouldn't have the patience for. It's thrilling taking something to the extreme and hearing my clients exclaim, " I can't believe you noticed the way Cooper's right eye is slightly more closed!"
Detail is what makes us all unique, and detail is what separates a portrait of a brunette little girl, from a portrait of YOUR little girl.
Detail is what makes the difference between average and stunning. I strive for stunning.
Why I create
My subject matter is eclectic and my range is wide. I go from photorealistic portraits to nonrepresentational encaustics, & everything in between.
Pet Portraits are probably my favorite to create because I have a natural affinity for animals.
Greeting cards let my imagine run wild and create all kinds of fun scenarios that I find sweet or funny.
Encaustics are a sensory experience that allow me to shut my mind off. I love losing myself in the smell of burning wax, turpentine and oil paint.
Nursery & children's art is imaginative and freeing. I feel so accomplished when I'm able to bring visual identity to someone's imagination.
Family portraits are the newest addition to my services and I don't think there's a greater challenge....if you get one little thing slightly off then the whole portrait is distorted. I thrive on challenges.
A little more about me
Detail is everything