I grew up in the mid west, Michigan to be exact. I respect and love my roots and I appreciate the history and the closeness of community but after 30 years of cold I have decided that The Valley of the Sun is my Mecca.
The sun and dust has awakened my soul and I have become reacquainted with my dreams of creating art everyday. My love of the human race and for life pushes me towards portraiture and life drawing but my inner urban loves graffiti and pop art and street art.
I'm shopping my portfolio around in hopes to get some commissions for portraits especailly for veterans and their families. I hope to bring them some joy with my art and some much needed cash donations to help their struggles.
My hubby and kids motivate me to keep working and I see my art getting better and better with every stroke.
Take cover, Haboobs is coming
Favourite Visual Artist
Norman Rockwell, Gil Elvgren, Keith Herring, Andy Worhal, Sucklord, Eloise Wilkins, Margaret Kigallen, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Steven Espo Powers, Chuck Close, Jean Michelle Basquiat, Ernie Barnes, Banksy
The Big Lebowski, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Waiting for Hockney, Basquiat, American Splendor, Beautiful Losers, Infamy,
Favourite TV Shows
Chapelle Show, Oddities, Anything Seth MacFarlane
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Way too many to list, it depends on the day
Tools of the Trade
Charcoal, pencil, graphite, Prismacolor,