“Monsters Love Christmas Too!” Just Released!!

Released December 5th is my new Christmas book, “Monsters Love Christmas Too!”

I have a limited number of copies on their way to me. If you would like a signed copy for $15, please email me before Dec. 15th. They will arrive to you by Dec. 22nd.
Otherwise, you can purchase an unsigned copy for direct delivery to your address at:
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Yay! Poster Winner for Lerner Books

I just found out that my poster won the Lerner Books “Make Learning Colorful” poster contest which I submitted for the Library. Allerton Public Library received copies of Lerner’s two new Crayola series (10 books) and $500 in Crayola art supplies. The new books will be on the shelf this winter to help inspire all the budding artists and the Crayola supplies will help spice up the kids crafts.  https://lernerbooks.blog/2017/11/announcing-crayola-poster-contest-winner.html

MAAC Mini Tree Festival 2017

Here’s my Mini Tree Submission for the MAAC 2nd Annual Mini Tree Festival.

“Buttoned Up” is a mixed media painting that includes a pastel tree, glitter (of course), and embellished buttons for ornaments. All crowned with an old broach that has always reminded me of a Christmas Star. You can’t see all the glitter in the picture but in person it is fabulously sparkly.

“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 😉
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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!

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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.