Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Gouache, watercolor and micron pens create random patterning in my journal. This particular technique was inspired by sketches in one of my student's journals.

Just like with the Painting a Dog a Day project, my love of journalling began out as a means to feed my creativity and keep the ideas flowing.

And now it's blossomed into leading workshops and teaching others how to discover their own journalling voice.

Each session involves a new concept and a mess of supplies - attendees only need bring a blank book or their journal and an open mind. Past classes have included printmaking, stamp carving, stenciling, collage, 3D page construction, sketching, calligraphy and text, sewn embellishments and water-based media. You need not have any artistic skills or prior knowledge to journal.

I am now accepting enrollment for the following workshops, all happening at Little Monsters Toy Shop in downtown Lake Orion:

Journalling for Kids (ages 5-15), Apr 17th, May 1st, May 15th, May 22nd and June 5th, NEW! 2 sessions, from 11-12:30 and from 1-2:30. $15/class or all 5 for $60.

grownUP Journalling, 3rd Thursdays, 6-8pm, $15/class.

Intro to Sketching, June 12th, 1-2:30, $15.

Due to limited space and materials requirements, please confirm enrollment with me prior to attending.

I will also be leading a teen journalling session at the Lake Orion Library on Thursday, April 14th, from 7-8:30

Email me to sign up or ask questions about any of the classes.

Wanna throw an excellent party? talk to me about a journalling event! I can cater to a variety of ages and interests, from birthday parties and cake to an evening with The Big Kids and wine.

Thanks in advance for sharing my artwork with your friends and family,


Here's just a few pages from my own journals (a girls got more than one pair of shoes, so why not more than one journal?!).
A monoprinted page, awaiting some additional layers
Gouache, watercolor, water soluble graphite, spirograph, micron pens
Acrylic paint and Derwent Inktense pencils
Gel sticks, watercolor crayons and watercolor pencils

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