Hi! I'm a 35-year-old artist, writer, and master naturalist. I live in an off-grid tiny house "cabin" at the base of an enchanting place called Kessler Mountain with my husband Ryan and black cat Solo. I enjoy watching wildlife, reading, and of course drawing! I'm inspired to draw animals, botanicals, desserts and holiday or seasonal objects and rainbows are my favorite thing to paint. You can read more about my art process below.
100% of income from artwork goes towards Ripples, a personal project about living our lives in a way that helps both people and planet (for example, we get our electricity from solar panels). Ripples projects include ecological conservation, historic preservation, helping individuals find the resources they need, giving presentations, solar hosting our websites, and much more...we do whatever we can as we're able, and are constantly learning how to make a difference. Check it out and thank you for supporting us by purchasing a greeting card or print!
I draw everything by hand on paper or drafting film (Grafix Dura-Lar) using a mixed media process involving pencil, ink, Prismacolor Premier and Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils, Copic markers, Pan pastels and digital editing using GIMP only if required (I don't enjoy creating art digitally and prefer the feel of good ol' paper). Sustainability is central to my business. I print my greeting cards using Moo on sustainably sourced paper. Each card is sleeved in a biodegradable (compostable) plastic sleeve for protection.
My past commissions include: a colorful piece for the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks volunteer award ceremony; a black & white logo for an elder care company; illustrations for the children's book A Sheltie's Tale by Len White; and pet portraits like the one of Harry above.