Painter, bookmaker, and professional doodle-maker : I live art. I am interested in the intersections of music, language, nature, and human relationships. I am obsessed with color and mark-making. We exist as we create.
I specialize in doodling, drawing, mixed media, oils, painting, pastel, watercolor.
Charcoal on gessoed sketchbook paper
Charcoal on board
Acrylic on board
Charcoal on paper
Aries, oh Aries every step you take brings light, yet death surely follows in spite.
A watercolor painting of Capricorn in the form of a ghost. Autumn is here and so are the ghosts of Horoscopes who came out to see the lighted candles guiding the dead.
Thoughts caught in doodle form.
Pen and ink on paper
Watercolor and India Ink on Yupo paper. If there is any single way to let go of detail and think simply, it is by using watercolor on Yupo paper. You basically have to surrender control and just see what happens.
45/100 of my nature illo themed 100 Day Project. I started my challenge drawing only on my iPad but hit some bumps when I forgot my Apple Pencil in Florida (I live in California). With that, I have been getting reacquainted with my sketchbook which has been set aside for a few months until now. Feels good to get back into it. Everytime I come back to painting, I wonder why I ever paused in the first place.
Drawing i did for artswap
Due to financial/logistical reasons, I can't do literal linocuts as often as I'd like, so I draw my illustrations in reverse, flip them digitally, have them printed, and then color them in by hand. The result is basically an "artist's print". I only make one of each. These were watercolor, but I've recently discovered gouache, so keep an eye out for future pieces that incorporate that.
May 2019 was a month that I focused on collaging my own handmade paper together to create illustrations. I also started trying out gouache, to mixed results. It's a skill I intend to learn!
18” x 24” acrylic
A mix of watercolor and India ink held together with some fun doodle motifs.