Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Introduction


Hello everyone! This is my first blog post! I guess it's about time to keep a regular update on things that are going on with my art. I have some events that are approaching that I'm looking forward to talking about them. I thought that this would be a great way to keep in touch with those that are interested in my work and share some of my ongoing projects. I'm also hoping to post my art in it's various progression stages and perhaps some tutorials.

First things first, I'm an artist that likes different mediums. I have a hard time picking out a favorite. I mainly work in pastels, colored pencils, graphite, and charcoal. I will be painting again soon, so that will be another to medium to add into the mix! I find a lot of inspiration for my work from nature. I love animals and have always found myself being pulled to have them in my work. I do create a lot of commissioned pieces for people of their beloved pets. Our pets are a strong part of our family, so it's an honor for me to be able to capture the love of someone's family.

I've been married for almost 5 year. My husband Marc is an accountant and we live in New Jersey. He's an amazing man and I love our life together. We have 3 pets in our household right now. The oldest is Sophie, she's an 11 year old chinchilla. I've had her since she was 4 months old. The next is Simon, he's a 4 year old Siberian kitty cat. Our baby is Stella, a 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are usually keeping me company while I'm working in my studio.

Here is a portrait that I did a while ago of Stella. This was in honor of her first birthday.