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I love art! I am a self-taught artist living in Maryland. I am one of the many artists who spent a childhood doing art and then it got pushed to the back burner as life took over. I am not happy when my art is on the back burner! Things have changed! I am extremely happy to say that as of this writing January 2016, I am a full-time artist. I am living my dream! I work mostly in pastels and colored pencil, but also plan to revisit some of my old favorites -- charcoal and ink. Maybe I'll even combine some of my favorite mediums or try some new ones. I've got big plans! I hope that you'll follow along on my art adventure!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meet Lexie!

Yep, a Springer Spaniel this time.  This one is a return to my roots of sorts.  Used to do a lot of dogs and cats when I was younger in charcoal and pencil.  Saw a picture of this lovely dog in the reference image library on Wetcanvas.com and she just begged me to do her picture!  This one is 100% colored pencil on 8x10 hot-pressed Fabriano Artistico paper.  My daughter says she reminds her of her friend's dog Lexie, so Lexie she is.  I had soo much fun doing this one (but I always say that!).  Maybe some more dogs and cats in my future?  Just signed her and she's off to be scanned.  Look for her soon (with a much clearer picture) in my favorite spots! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Notecards are in!

I love my new notecards!  Just received my order with 7 pieces of my original artwork transformed into beautiful 5.75 by 4-inch notecards.  I am really pleased with the quality.  They are definitely suitable for framing.  Here are a few of them:

These and others have been posted to my Etsy shop . Go take a peek!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New work by Jan 2, 2013 -- I made my deadline!!!

Straight off the "drawing board", so to speak, an 11 x 14 pastel.  This picture was in the works forever!  I've had the picture of the cow forever and had long ago decided that it needed a bird perched on it's horn.   The title, the sketch and some color blocking sat unfinished for a very long time.  Recently, a wonderful pastel artist by the name of Rita Kirkman posted her artwork that was of a longhorn with a bird perched atop its horn.  It was time to finish mine!  I present "No Tree Necessary" - my first work for 2013!  It's off to my wonderful scan and giclee pro, Amy, tomorrow and will be posted and available for sale in my usual spots shortly thereafter!