Art for Superheroes

The thing about perfection is that it's unknowable. It's impossible, but it's also right in front of us the whole time. -Kevin Flynn

Badass Red Lady

Badass Red Lady

Materials: White drawing paper, Prismacolor brush tip markers, graphite pencil, gold leaf pen, Micron Pigma fineliners, white Gelly Roll pen. Technique: First, I sketched a rough draft of the Badass Red Lady. Once I was certain I had a shape I liked, I outlined the whole thing in Micron Pigma pen, and erased the pencil. Then, I ... Read More

Adirondack Dreamscape

Adirondack Dreamscape

Materials: Stretched canvas, acrylic paints by Arteza, Floetrol. Technique: To create this piece, I first used the acrylic pouring technique to paint a hypnotic, rainbow background. Then, after the pour had cured for a few months, I painted an Adirondack landscape on using a two inch flat brush and a small fan brush for the trees. Inspiration: The ... Read More

Black Raven – Commissioned Piece

Black Raven – Commissioned Piece

This piece was commissioned for Black Raven Architects in Adrian, Michigan. The painting was created on a 20×20 stretched canvas using the acrylic pouring method. Then, the paint was sealed with a coat of Polycrylic, and a vinyl cutout of the company’s logo was added along with subtle hints of gold leaf. Another coat of ... Read More

Northern Lake

Northern Lake

Living life in the Adirondacks use to seem boring to me. I resented the smallness of the area, the fact that I had and have spent 95% of my life living within a 5 mile radius of my childhood home. As the impetuous nature of teenage knowledge slowly transformed into the calmness of adult wisdom, all of ... Read More

Dream Brain

Dream Brain

Created using the acrylic pouring technique, this 6″x 6″ piece is inspired by the intense colors of the dreaming brain. The vibrant colors in this painting remind me of several things; all of them can be summed up as a fever dream.  Some fever dreams are born from illness. They manifest out of your body’s war ... Read More

Pandemic: Introduction

Pandemic: Introduction

We didn’t expect it.     That’s the phrase the news had repeated over and over again in the days that followed the emergence of the pandemic. No one had anticipated it would come so quickly and with such a vengeance. For all of our zombie preparedness jokes and games, in the dismal days following ... Read More

30 Days, Day 7: Where the Magic Is

30 Days, Day 7: Where the Magic Is

Day 7: You are locked in a library after hours. This one was a little more challenging, so I had to spread it out over what seemed like an eternity-getting stuck in a library is much more difficult than I thought! I’ve rewritten this twice. Also, don’t try to find Sweetwater on a map of ... Read More

30 Days, Day 6: Meet Janine

30 Days, Day 6: Meet Janine

Day 6: An explosion knocks you to the ground, and you struggle to catch your breath. I really, really disliked family dinners. I disliked them to the point of making it a goal to volunteer for every holiday shift and hourly time slot that fell on a relative’s birthday. But, I couldn’t get out of ... Read More

30 Days, Day 5: Captain America and Me

30 Days, Day 5: Captain America and Me

Day 5: Write about your hero, real or imagined. Why do you respect this person? What have you learned from them? There’s something to be said about heroes. Everybody has one, whether they choose to admit it or not; we all have the one person or thing that we look up to. We have to. ... Read More

News & Updates

July Update

This summer is FLYING by. It was only just June, when school was letting out and I was teary-eyed, watching our oldest daughter graduate from elementary school. Then, I blinked, and suddenly it’s almost the middle of July. This month I’ve been sort of adrift. I think my brain is just tired. That’s the funny ... Read More

June Update

I’m not really sure where the year has gone, or the last three months-I realized just now that it’s been three months since I posted on my blog! Life has been very busy between work, my family, my studio and other responsibilities, and my creative juices have been pretty bland lately. This month, I’ll be ... Read More

Tarot Tuesday: Judgment Day

I’m really good at reading people. I know when people are lying by the little ways their eyes twitch, the subtle change in the their facial muscles, or the way they fidget with their hands. Body language says a lot. And, to the detriment of many friendships and family relationships over the past few years, ... Read More