Friday, November 1, 2013


These paintings were inspired by the season's trendy Aztec patterns and my longing for Spring time blooms. I entered them into Element Eden's Art Search on Pinterest. Check it out here!
watercolor & graphite 
Close up

watercolor, graphite & a little photoshop

Friday, October 11, 2013

In between here & there opening reception!

During the cold winter months when I was reminiscing of past trips to warm destinations, I asked my fellow artist friends (as well as wave buddies) to do a surf themed art show with me. Our vision finally came to light on a warm summer's eve at Artful Living Gallery. Check out the photos from our opening below! P.S. Our closing reception will be held this Sunday, October 13th at Root Cafe.

The artists: Brian Willse, Billy Delfs, myself, & Ben Haehn

Gordon Square's Artful Living Gallery. Special thanks to owner Karen Masters for a great event!

Getting things started.

Jesse Michael Barr (of the Middle Rats & Max Power) serenading the crowd.

Our show!

Close up of my piece, My temple.
Billy Delf's's beautiful photography to the left & my surfer girl paintings along the right. See more of Billy's work here.
My piece, Live in the Sunshine.
My piece, From Sand to Sea. Watercolor 20X30.
My photo squares mixed with Ben's Collages.
One of my watercolor landscapes.

The wonderful work of Ben Haehn.

More of Ben's paintings.

A collection of lovely designs by Brian Willse.

Willse family portrait!

Ladies & gents

My parents & I.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Dads in Hawaiian shirts.

Gal pals.

Benj & I 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

In Between Here & There Art Show

I'm in a surf themed group art show that opens tonight! Here are a couple sneak peeks of my art and the show poster!
Section of my 20"x 30" watercolor, From Sand to Sea.
Sneak peek at my print, Swim in the Sea. Combing some hand lettering with illustration.
Show poster designed by Brian Willse.

Friday, May 24, 2013

For that special Arrested Development fan in your life.

To celebrate the return of Arrested Development, a few of my artist friends and I collaborated noggins to whip up this faux greeting card line based on the misadventures of our favorite sitcom family. My contribution was Loose Seal! (bottom left).

Download and print them out for free here!

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Bee's Knees

Here are some patterns I designed for Joann Fabrics, available in stores now! Special thanks to art director Anthony Davila! You can purchase them here & here!

In stores now!

Happy Mother's Day

Here are a few patterns I painted for Mother's day, via American Greetings. Wishing my Mom a happy one!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Landscape Painting

Close up of my Sailboat watercolor painting above, landscape series below.

A couple summers ago, I had the pleasure of painting landscapes on site for my company, American Greetings. Above are some of my pastel renderings of Lakewood and Edgewater Park located in Cleveland, OH. I also included my watercolors based on my memories of the bayside in Sarasota, Fl and camping along the beaches of Encinitas, CA. Look for my art on American Greetings cards!


Spring has finally arrived! Although, I'm thankful for the sunshine, I can't help but miss those little white flecks of glimmer on the hillsides. Below are a couple snapshots from a recent venture with my trusty snowboard and some good friends.
Yours truly with a little indy grab!
Pretty tree run in Elliotcott, NY.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

White Magnolia

The sweet scent of the Magnolia flower yields a special place in my heart, having grown up in the South. I created this piece as a wedding gift for my lovely friend Claire, who recently tied the knot in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA. Below are a few photos from my visit.

Roxy Girl

I entered an essay/photo contest in an effort to win a surf/snow trip with the Roxy team! Log into your facebook account and click here to check out my photos and biography! I would be so grateful if you would help me out and click VOTE on my entry! Voting ends on April 13th. Thanks so much!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stay Beachy, Now!

   (From left to right) Beach Date, a graphic illustration inspired by my days in Sarasota and Secret Spot, a pastel rendering based on a  trip to Sutton's Bay Michigan.

She Sells Seashells

  Having some fun with pen & ink!

NYC trip

 I had the pleasure of taking a little trip to the City of Dreams to soak up some inspiration! Below are a few snapshots from my sketchbook session at the New York Botanical Gardens. More to come soon!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ringling Alumni Show

Process photos of Rosey painting.
Watercolor 16"x 20"
Featured at the Ringling College of Art & Design Alumni Show, happening tonight!