Six new pieces just finished. My art has been taking a different turn lately, I have been experimenting with different subject matters, colors and adding a ton of texture. I love carving words and sayings into the paint and I'm pretty happy with the way they have turned out.
After looking at countless Dutch and Swiss graphic design work from the 1950 - 60's, I got insanely inspired to design and screen print up quite a few art posters that all have elements found in those vintage sources. All of the posters are printed by hand using soy based screen printing ink.
I focus on art cards and prints created from my illustrations and paintings, but also use my "girls" to make art dolls, hairpins, pendants and other things. I've been working the last little while to even further improve my giclée prints (new pretty paper!) and make available BIGGER print sizes (I'm so excited!). I hope to bring many new designs and not-yet-seen prints to the spring show.
Lately I’ve been drawing pictures, mostly of forests and mushrooms and little girls and robots…things that make me happy! I will have framed pictures for sale, and have also transferred some drawings to screens to print. I will be printing deer, elephants, mushrooms and robots onto stockings, leggings, dresses, scarves and cards. I’ll probably find ways to incorporate vintage trimmings and buttons onto them, as I’ve been stocking up. I can’t wait!
When I was little, I would ask my mom to draw me pictures of 'merdalmations' (dalmation + mermaid tail). Since then I've graduated from BYU in visual arts, emphasizing in painting and drawing. In June, I finished my Master's degree in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University. Today, I continue to paint and make prints of my artwork. Art is a form of communication and this is my visual language. Can you hear me?