“Who’s in the Woods?” Storybook Just Released!!


The final revisions are in and my first Children’s Book “Who’s in the Woods?” is currently available for sale directly from the printer (Lulu) and/or will be available on¬†Amazon (possibly Barnes & Noble) within the next 6-8 weeks — of course I receive a larger % if you purchase directly from the printer ūüėČ
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I am so excited I can barely contain myself! It’s taken forever since I finished my Master’s degree to finish all the¬†paintings¬†from my Thesis Project into this first book and I’ve already started my second¬†book¬†“Who’s in the Forest?”; a book about¬†a northern boreal forest covered in snow on Christmas Eve.

Peony Painting with MAAC and Allerton House – 2015

I recently held a class for ~20 participants on peony painting in the garden of Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, IL. The Monticello Area Arts Council approached me about the event and I wasn’t sure about the setting and how it would go. I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm and willingness of the painters. They seemed to have such a good time, from the inexperienced to those who painted without guidance. Quite a fun night!


Monticello, Illinois Reds of Christmas Illustration and Postcard

The Monticello Area Arts Council commissioned an illustration and final product postcard to be used as their¬†participant handout during the downtown area’s Reds of Christmas event on Friday, November 28, 2014. The final product I¬†provided was a 5×7 card made from my¬†11×17 “Wineglass” illustration. I was very¬†pleased with how it turned out and the Arts¬†Council loved it.

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Gabby Pastel Portrait

After working on portrait after portrait during my graduate classes (gotta know how anatomy works), I was a bit burned out. However, starting back again this past year with this young beauty was a wonderful experience. Gabby, 18×24 Pastel Portrait.