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I have been selling my original art online since October of 2008. My art took a side line for eleven years, now I am back in it full force. After studying art in my early 20's I went on to sell it at a custom picture framing store and gallery. I was the owner/operator for eleven years but when my family expanded to six children, four of my own and two step children, I decided to concentrate on my own art and spend my time at home. Years of running a successful brick and mortar business with at least one to two children running around the store with me has helped shape my multi tasking talents! I started that business when I was only 24 and made it a success, now I am putting that same ambition into shaping myself as a professional self represented artist. While I do have a few paintings showing in a gallery I find it more viable to try and find my niche online while surrounding myself with my family.

Current Residence: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Favourite style of art: Abstract Figurative
Every time I sit in front of a canvas an idea forms in my head. Sometimes it's in the form of colours or shapes, usually abstract. I turn to my tubes of paint and choose the colours as they appear to me in my mind. When the mood strikes and the painting turns into a figurative piece I find myself these past few months doing the same lonely figure. Sometimes standing on a cliff like structure, always with a dripping moon and no features on her face.
For me they represent the feeling of sometimes losing that unique part of yourself were everything seemed possible and our dreams were within reach. As the years go by that person, that dreamer seems more and more like a stranger. When I find myself painting featureless faces it's as if I am still seeking to find my voice. I think I might be searching for the dreamer I used to be.
  • Listening to: the dog breathing
  • Reading: Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
  • Watching: the sun shine through the window (finally!)
  • Eating: icecream
  • Drinking: water


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msklystron Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: So good to hear from you and thanks for the lovely faves.

I've been absent from dA a fair bit myself. It means I'm getting more done out there in the real world as you seem to be too.:) I hope all is well and that you had a great summer.
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
:iconbirthdaycakeplz: Hope you hve a great birthday tomorrow!
Fasiafloho3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Your style is incredible.. I must watch you. Because I like real art. -nodnod-
lauracarter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Thank you! I have to admit I haven't been on deviant art in a long time. But I was happy to see your comment even though I am almost a month late! : )
cheep Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Your work is beautiful! :)
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
thankyou so so much for the watch!
h0p3wi11ki11y0ux3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Hey, thanks for the fav! XD
msklystron Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Thank you for the fave on Wake!

Heading over to facebook soon... The facebook program sent me a note last week, complaining that my friends were waiting for responses.:D
msklystron Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there! How's it hanging?:D

(Cute thing to say to a former framer, eh?)
UlalumesStar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the fave!

You have some gorgeous paintings. :)
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