FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you from?
I was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in the beautiful, rural suburb of Chicago, Barrington. The house my parents built is still there and looks exactly the same. My childhood was spent outdoors in nature riding bikes, ice skating and walking in the forest preserves. Cows used to come up to our dutch door in the kitchen! I have lived in Seattle most of my life, and now divide my time between homes in Seattle and Camano Island.
How long have you been an artist?
As long as I can remember I have been a visual thinker. One of the earliest memories I have is looking through my Mom's decorating books! I disliked being read to as a child, because I couldn't see the words in front of me, so it was harder for me to comprehend. The support I had from my teachers in college encouraged me to pursue an artists path. I hold two college degrees - in studio art and in interior design.
I started painting professionally and full time when my two children went off to college.
Where can I buy your work?
My work is available here on my website, Etsy shop, and in my art studio beginning May 2018.
Can I post about your work on my blog or website?
Absolutely! Just make sure that you give proper credit and attribution, and link back to me.
Do you do commission work or custom paintings?
Yes sometimes! It really depends on the scope of the project. I'd be happy to discuss your needs with you. Just email me through my contact page here on my website.
Do you offer your work wholesale?
I'm looking into that for the future!
Where is your studio? I like your work and would like to see it in person. Can I visit your studio?
Absolutely! Beginning in May 2018 my art studio will be open by appointment. Please contact me then to set up an appointment. (Email me through my contact page up on the top menu).
I am just starting out as an artist. Do you have any advice?
Work very, very hard and paint what you love! Listen to your teachers and their advice. It may not be easy, but you need to find what it is that you are passionate about. For me, it's all about furniture and decor because that's what I'm passionate about and what inspires me.
How are your prints and reproductions made?
I print all of my own work in house because that way I control the color and quality. Each print is handmade in my studio and signed by me. I use a professional Canon printer that I love. I use various types of art paper for my prints, and they are all quality papers.
Explain your artistic process.
I paint what I love!! I paint using several different mediums because I get bored easily. I use pastels, watercolor, oils, and markers in my work depending on my mood and how much working time I have. I like to paint quickly however that doesn't mean the paintings are completed quickly!
Can I see photos of your studio and you working?
Yes, I hope to have some photos taken this year. Stay tuned!