Thursday, September 8, 2016

Artist Statement

I try to find the magic in the world around me. I build a utopia for myself when making and hope to capture a piece of my existence/experience on paper. I am consumed and always have been by making, creating a story that is my own but communicates to someone. It is that need for communication that drives me despite the weight of the world around and also in spite of it.

On the Boat!

I am back on the boat after having a baby (a healthy baby girl names Zelda). I have some work at Sediment Gallery this month, started teaching at VCU part time again and have been busy busy in the studio. I finally documented the last of the Goddess, God, Goat series prints.

Monday, January 4, 2016

In progress Celestial Whales

So I am going a little off the deep end playing with pattern and color but I hope you enjoy none the less, I'm having a bit of fun myself.

Friday, November 6, 2015

quick sketches

some quick sketches in ink wash and china pencil of Xena Playing. Hoping to switch gears back into illustration for a while. More to come soon soon.:)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Rainy Day Amy in Black and White..?

                                           A bright and sunny day filled with gloom?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Research: Eliza Wheeler

I am in love the the drawings of Eliza Wheeler. She nails perspective, scale, composition, line and color! not to mention her work is layered with details and sucks you in. Some make you laugh and others put you in the middle of  euphoria. Here are some images I pulled out for my students to see in relation to their contour line composition studies.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

what's up

more works in progress. school has started and im back to teaching at VCU.
I am busy in my studio making new work for a show in Petersburg next month. Lots more images to come!:) I'm also starting to send handmade postcards to Jen Rofe at Andrea Brown Agency <3 hoping she will start following my blog. I heard her speak at the Winter SCBWI conference. I loved how she spoke about wanting to fall into the world of a good illustration.