Category Archives: paintings

Flower Series 3

In keeping with my new series, “Flower Series”, here is #3. Some purple daisy type flowers:



Created with graphite, ink and watercolor. On Strathmore Bristol.

Flower Series 2

I have created another close up flower painting, inspired by one of my favorite artists, Georgia O’Keefe. I saw some of Georgia’s work at the art museum in Milwaukee and it was inspirational.


I am now calling this my “Flower Series”. This is #2. It is created with graphite, black India ink, and colored pencil. Touch up with digital inks in Photoshop. Stop by again to see more in the future from this series.


Mother’s Day 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope all of my fellow moms are having a nice day today. Relax! You deserve it!

I created this painting of some beautiful flowers that were blooming at work the other day. I used Koh-i-Noor watercolor pans and Koh-i-Noor india ink with a size 1 paintbrush by Loew-Cornell on Strathmore Bristol 300 series.






I find inspiration in a lot of forms. I love to watch movies and binge watch shows. I enjoy music and listen to podcasts. I love walking outside and focusing on little things, for example, a flower or a bee. This is what inspires me.

My teachers have also been inspiring. One specific teacher I had was William Cumming at the Art Institute of Seattle. Bill’s painting technique was so inspiring. I am sure his use of vivid colors directly influenced my art. His theory of showing movement in his paintings was very intriguing to me and I think about it often in my own drawings. I am honored that I was able to take a class with him. Here are some of his pieces:

What inspires you?