Fine Artist, Illustrator & Indiana Artisan Watercolorist
I'm a sentimentalist, I get it. You want art that's specific to your unique story. Art that has a true likeness to your loved one or pet; well, that's my specialty. I'm an expert at capturing true emotion and meaning in my art; I'm a special blend of intuition and imagination which allows me to understand, visualize and create exactly what you want.
As a self-taught artist and Enneagram 4, I'm a sensitive soul that thrives on building emotional connections through my creations. I'm extremely self-motivated, driven, empathetic and compassionate, and I pride myself on my innate ability to fully understand my clients' individuality.
I'm best known for my extremely detailed, photorealistic colored pencil portraits, but I'm a master of all mediums and love creating in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pen & ink, graphite, pastel and encaustic.
Animals and color inspire me, and recently I've found my niche with my watercolor Safari Collection. These expressive, colorful creations are the culmination of everything I love most: animals, color and paint splatter, and they allow the kind of freedom and flexibility that I don't normally get from my commissions.
When I'm not creating, you can find me spoiling my five kitties and date nighting with my husband. I may be an introvert that highly values self care, exercising, reflecting and daydreaming, but I still love to have a good time brunching with my girlfriends and cabrewing. Cheers!
using my art to give back
I love animals. I've been a diehard animal lover my whole life, so to now have it all come full circle and use my talent to support my passion is the ultimate dream come true. I annually participate in The Indianapolis Zoo's Naturally Inspired Paint Out event, and donate art to help fundraise for Indy Humane, Hamilton County Humane Society, Exotic Feline Rescue Center & Langley Animal Protection Society. There's nothing better than knowing my art is supporting my passion for improving animal welfare.
I also love helping others discover the joys of art and creation, that's why I'm proud to be an art instructor with MyArt, a realistic drawing school for all ages, at the Carmel, Fishers and Noblesville studios. I also work with Painting to Gogh, an online instructional painting platform that brings learning to paint into the comfort of your own home. Connecting with others over our mutual love of art has given me an even greater purpose and fills me up with so much gratitude.
partners & affiliations
From Art Instructor to Animal Activist, Co-op Artist to Committee Member, I am trusted and respected.
I'm proud to announce that in 2022 I became an Indiana Artisan for my watercolor paintings. Being an IN Artisan is one of the highest distinctions in the state; it means my watercolors have been recognized as being among the best in Hoosier craftsmanship.
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