I have appreciated art since I was a child growing up in Connecticut, Ohio and Michigan. When I was very young, my mother gifted me a learn-to-draw kit that got me dabbling in drawing. Years later, I began studying watercolors after joining the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. It was here where I began attending workshops and taking classes from top-tier drawing and painting teachers. I also attended various workshops hosted by painters from around the country. This has happily come full-circle, as I'm now a teacher myself — for beginner watercolor painters. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit the 'contact me' link above about classes and workshops!
I enjoy capturing botanical beauty — from stem to stamen to stalk. I also paint varying landscapes from the mountains of the West to the beaches of the South. Animal paintings include anything from birds to sea creatures. I'm all over the place and likely have inventoried work in just about every genre! I've won an Andrea Tama award at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and a Bronze Award at the annual statewide juried Our Town, held every October at The Community House in Birmingham.
When I'm not painting, I'm a professional editor and writer for many publications. I live in Southeast Michigan with my husband and two sons. We love to vacation at our cottage in Northern Michigan where we enjoy lakeside beauty. I also spend time at many "Old Florida" destinations where I draw inspiration for creating many of my coastal paintings.
I sell my work via my website, art fairs, farmers markets, stores, resorts and pop-up shops.
Custom paintings of your home or a favorite spot in your garden.
Custom bridal flowers.
I am always traveling and drawing inspiration from new places. I channel this inspiration into ultra-specific artwork and printed products. Need a gift wrap that reflects your shop, resort or region? I create theme-specific regional giftwrap and gift tags, table linens, post cards, etc.
Group and individual beginner watercolor classes and workshops.
Notecards that showcase everything from coastal nature to gardens to birds to Michigan's iconic subject matter (American Red Robin, Brook Trout, Ring-necked Pheasant, etc.)
Tea towels, women's scarves, cocktail napkins, place mats and more, all made from fabrics from the USA and all sewn in Michigan. Machine washable, colorfast.