I am a self-taught American artist, working out of my home studio in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I have been selling my artwork online, at events, and through licensed products since 2006.
My childhood took place in Northern California, where I first discovered my passion. Like many artists, I have been obsessed with drawing and coloring ever since I can remember! Everything was right in the world when I got a new coloring book and a fresh box of colored pencils or crayons. It has always been a part of me: my first paid freelance job was back when I was just 11 years old (providing a colored pencil drawing of an American Bald Eagle for my science teacher's son as a birthday gift); I was the dedicated artist in every school group project; and after school I was the girl knocking on your door trying to sell you hand-drawn bookmarks for 50 cents each! When I wasn't at school, doing homework, or doing chores, I was drawing, writing, reading, or making something. I am a completely self-taught artist and earned my Associate's Degree in Business in 2007. I am thrilled to be able to share my talent with the world and to make it my living!
My original artworks are created by hand, using watercolor pencil and ink on illustration board, using traditional materials and techniques. Sizes range from miniature (2.5"x3.5" up to 11"x14", although I can go a bit larger). At times I do work in acrylics on wood which allows me to paint a bit larger and use different techniques. I also do all of my own graphics for internet and product usage, and produce a lot of my own prints and products in-studio, and self-publish my own coloring books and trading cards. I currently license my artwork to outside companies for use on products such as cross-stitch charts, stationary, rubber stamps, and more. I love being able to offer my artwork on products I know people will use and enjoy!
Fans have been collecting my artwork from sites like eBay and Etsy for many years now, and hundreds of my original paintings and prints can be found in numerous personal collections all around the world. My fans are very special to me because I wouldn't be where I am today without their support! I look forward to a wonderful future of licensing more products, illustrating books, and painting more fun characters and artwork for all to enjoy :).