I had a fun time working on these commissions over the spring and summer. These two sweet girls are cousins. I had the honor of painting their older cousin two years ago when their grandpa contacted me wanting a commission of their first grand baby. How exciting to be contacted again when two more grandchildren came into the world. We wanted the paintings and drawings to be the same size as the first commission but unique to the individual child. I had a blast traveling to Michigan to do a photo shoot of these girls and decided on gestures that captured their character and personalities. These sets of commissions were unique in that the paintings were to belong to the grandparents but they also wanted to give a special gift to their own children, so they commissioned a small drawing to give to the parents of these cute little ones.  

Below was the first commission of my client's first grandchild. It was an honor to be commissioned again when the next two grandchildren came into their family. 

Sometimes a painting makes its way back home

For one reason or another a painting sometimes makes its way back to my studio and thats perfectly ok with me. This is one of my favorite little paintings of my niece when she was a little girl. I loved painting this little one, capturing the effect of light with abstract shapes. This one might stay in my collection for a while. It inspires me and keeps me happy. 

White Sash 12x9

White Sash 12x9

10 years a Friend - solo show

My 10 year anniversary show at Gallery Russia is fast approaching. I'm so blessed to be a part of such an amazing gallery. Come and celebrate with us March 16th  from 7-9pm at Gallery Russia. Check out the preview article for my show below. I'm also excited as  this year Gallery Russia is also celebrating their 25th anniversary so lots to give thanks for. 

Richeson Miniature show 2017

I'm excited to have two of my paintings accepted into the Richeson Small Works show. Opening February 22nd at the Richseon School of Art and Gallery in Kimberly Wisconsin. This is one of the two paintings that will be apart of the competition. 

Puppy Love 12x9

Puppy Love 12x9

Holiday Show

Excited to have a few of my ballet paintings included in this Holiday Show. What better way to celebrate the festive season then to spend an evening in a castle surrounded by beautiful artwork. If your in the Fort Wayne area stop on by.