Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nordic Boy

This is my 5th of 6 illustrations depicting children from 6 continents. I love the softness of the boys face and the snow against the high detail of his clothing and the reindeer's fur and antlers. I wasn't sure if the purple trees would work in the background, but I am really happy with them. It might sound surprising, but I usually don't struggle with the high detail, its the atmosphere that challenges me most: letting a couple shades and lines tell the story of the landscape.

Monday, October 21, 2013


This is our new home, and the big pumpkin that my husband grew : )

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pass the Biscuits

Now it is time for an English tea party! With plenty of cream, sugar and biscuits. This squirrel is the beginning of a series of paintings. The owl will be pouring tea, the skunk will be there and the badger might make an appearance. I am not sure if the chipmunks will be invited because they tend to be a little too cheeky for a proper tea party.

These paintings would be perfect for a round room. So if you live in the oval office, or a windmill, stay tuned.

Changing of the Guard

I met a family from England and now my paintings are coming out all English! I am quite excited to begin a series of English paintings, inspired by the Jay and Rosemary Nunn family.

Art at West Elm!

It was quite surreal to see my art in the West Elm catalog! Thank you Minted for such a fun experience! My Swift Fox has been popping up all over the nation in West Elm stores. My sister-in-law in Indianapolis texted me a pic from her store, and my sister and new brother-in-law texted me a picture from the Boston store where there were honeymooning.

While in Portland for my sister's wedding I visited the West Elm store down town, but, alas, my print had already sold out.