How Depression Has Influenced My Art – I had my first bouts of real depression at the tender age of 8 years old. Mood disorders run in my family so the circumstances of my early childhood combined with genetics created a perfect storm for depression to rear its ugly head at a very young age …Read More

A Painting of Canyonlands National Park, Utah – On February 11th, 2018 I completed the first painting in my newest series! This acrylic painting on canvas was based on a reference photo provided by my friend Melissa Horton. It is 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall and depicts the Shafer Canyon Overlook in Canyonlands National Park …Read More

Major Art Project – Calling All Photographers! – Calling all friends/followers/photographers who travel and take scenic pics! If you are a photographer (professional OR amateur) and are interested in participating in a BIG ART PROJECT, I have a DEAL (with incentives) for you!!! …Read More

Melancholy – Ever since I was a small child, I’ve loved the sound of rain. I’m a ‘pluviophile’, as they’re now called. As a little girl, I fell in love with the sound of raindrops falling on the roof and the driveway pavement outside my bedroom window. It rained …Read More

Just Keep Practicing! – Since I’m now beginning to offer private art lessons, I felt I should share a little of my background and explain how I got to where I am today. …Read More

How Can Artists Stay Inspired? – Visual artists of all skill levels will be quite familiar with the ebbs and flows of inspiration. Just as authors face bouts of writer’s block, visual artists also have creative dry spells. “Artist’s block” can last days, weeks, months, and (in my case) even years! …Read More