I'm originally a Montana girl, and graduated in Graphic Design from Montana State University, Bozeman. I still hike and snow ski when I can, but I traded pine needles for cactus needles and dropped my suitcase in Phoenix, Arizona.
I have stretched my creativity in several directions. I designed hand-painted pillows with beads and conversational charms for retail shops such as Barneys New York, Ballard Designs catalog, ABC Carpet & Home, and The American Craft Museum. One of my pillow designs also became a hand-painted canvas doll, the “Baby Angel,” celebrating individuality. Because of my obsession with hardware, I designed hardware & pearl bracelets & a belt that I named the "ziG". I sold these in shops and on-line. I continue to get orders for the ziG, if people see it on me. They are a great conversation piece!
Harper, My Rescue Dog
The "ziG" Belt & Bracelet
The "ziG" Bracelets
Currently, I work with acrylic and ink, or colored pencils, and do both whimsical paintings with a humorous title, & also draw realistic food, and landscapes with colored pencils. I have a line of prints, cards, calendars, and also mugs for furry rescues. Recently, I began painting abstracts. I have also written & illustrated with my abstract paintings, a kick-ass book called, "Getting Your Magic Back". It is about pushing through life's transitions, and is a simple two lines per page read. I have donated copies of my
book to a women's organization called, "Fresh Start Women's Foundation". They help women who help themselves and provide them with education, resources, and support.
"Getting Your Magic Back"
Rescue organizations are dear to my heart. I donate my art to various rescue organizations, and also do commissioned work. I was Arizona Animal Welfare League's featured artist during 2018, and the featured artist five years in a row for Shemer Art Center & Museum's
"Furry Friends" event. One of my paintings, "Lenny" with the cat
on his head, was part of a juried show for Arizona Artists Guild
and displayed at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. I also have two paintings, "Hope" and "Joy" permanently
displayed at the Phoenix Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
With either my art, or my writing...my hope is to make you smile.
Commissioned Piece of Riley & Kin
Pop-up at Pottery Barn Kids
Lenny at the Airport!
Title: "Lenny Was Curious Just How Long the Average Cat Nap Lasted"
Abstract “Edna's Flower Power Happiness” on display at Cornelia Park,
Biltmore Fashion Park
Clients & Featured Locations
Words I Live By
My Collection of Heart Rocks
Jules as Jules