I love designing beautiful products that help you express your style or help your company bring products to market that delight your customers and drawing or painting just for fun. I am a Professional Artist blending Fine Art training with Graphic Art experience to produce creative design solutions for fine art, commercial product lines and publications. I have a B.A. in Fine Arts and 30+ years’ experience as a professional artist. My first position was as an advertising/fashion illustrator for a major newspaper and since have designed and illustrated for advertising agencies, International, national and statewide magazines, children’s books, activity books for zoos & museums, hospitals, state agencies, and gift ware manufacturers. My gift ware designs and paintings have sold in gift and home shops nationwide including the Smithsonian Gift Shop, Zondervan Family Book Stores, Mardel Christian Gift Stores, Hobby Lobby, and Spiegel Catalogue.
My artistic life began as a child with crayons and colored pencils. I now work in watercolors, oils, acrylics, pen & ink, pencil and often combine this art with my computer designs. I have studied color and trend forecasting as a member of the Color Marketing Group and apply that knowledge to my designs. I also have experience in in advertising, publication design, illustration, product & package design & illustration, branding, logo & letterhead design. I work and design with Adobe CC, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, along with traditional watercolor, oils, acrylics and pen & ink. I have maintained a flexible style in my commercial art to meet the needs of a variety of customers so that the customers are identified by the art work rather than myself. My fine art reflects the excitement I feel when I find a subject just begging for me to capture it on canvas or paper. My attention to detail and mastery of painting techniques and color is an identifying aspect of my art.
My home is in Conroe, TX where I enjoy my art, friends and my close family which is rich in love and humor. When I slow down I enjoy long walks with my dog and sketching natures’ beauties or visiting art museums and sipping a wonderful cup of tea. I hope my art brings a smile to your face or triggers a much loved memory! Art that touches the viewer and brings a smile, or cherished memory is the greatest accomplishment of an artist.