More than 15 years ago I started my own little business as an independent artist and designer, creating handbags and accessories. I have always loved the creative path, and running my own business has always been such a joy. BUT when I moved to a little Greek island 5 years ago and started rescuing cats - it instantly added another dimension to my passion. I found a real sense of heart and purpose. And more than that... I rediscovered my very first art love - drawing and painting! The last 5 years I have spent countless hours sat on garden steps watching all sorts of cat antics and I love telling stories via my kitty art. The pieces are influenced both by a silly and whimsical kitty world and my utter LOVE for them combined with my background in fashion and an early nerdy art love (when I was just a young teenager!) for porcelain painting. I love fine lines!
My intuitive kitty photography is something that has naturally followed along with my cat rescue work. I love entering into their world simply by sitting in the garden among the bushes - just like they would do - capturing them in THEIR world. So innocent, sweet and magical!
my art goes towards my rescue kitties.
I am an artist and graphic designer with over 25 years of creative experience. My passions lie in branding, page layout, and watercolor painting.
At times you can find me listening to podcasts, watching buzzworthy television and movies, hiking, or practicing yoga.
Light is constantly changing in the landscape. My paintings are my
response to those fleeting moments of light. Watercolor is a medium of constant change. I paint in layers, using the inherent transparency to depict the transitions between light and dark, sky and land, clouds and air. I want to share the feeling of tranquility I feel in the landscape with my paintings
I try to capture the viewers attention with the intentional splatters of paint in specific areas to achieve movement and excitement with my subject."
I've chosen to paint mostly song birds because I feel that most people have a connection with them, be it spiritually or artistically.
When you see cardinals perched on bare branches in winter - they are breathtaking and you can't help but to pause and watch them. Yellow finches in summer are not only cheerful to hear, they are also like visual eye candy. Blue birds preparing their nests and noticing just how blue they really are.
It's natures color wheel at work.
Little did I know, that way back in 3rd grade, I would become a successful artist. My mother once asked me ”What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist” I answered. And here I am. An artist.
And finally, about me.
Having relocated from Syracuse, New York to Asheville over 10 years ago, I had planned on continuing my long career in the floral industry.
I've competed in national flower shows as well as being an accredited national flower show judge. I accepted a job in the floral department at the Biltmore Estate and although I had the honor to work along side some talented floral designers, I felt it was time for me to take my watercolor art more seriously.
Ironically, my late father in law was an ornathologist from Cornell University and although I never met him, my husband has many fond memories of his father and his involvement with birds, I myself was a novice bird watcher. So it seemed only natural for me to want to paint birds and (of course) flowers.
Currently, my husband and I live in Asheville with our sweet chocolate lab, Marley.
Ironically, my late father in law was an ornithologist from Cornell University and although I never met him, my husband has many fond memories of his father and his involvement with birds, I myself was a novice bird watcher. So it seemed only natural for me to want to paint birds and (of course) flowers.