Keepsake Woodworking Legacy Tools

Keepsake Woodworking Legacy Tools

My painting suite, the Keepsake Series, grew from my love of utilitarian objects. I am a maker and I come from a family of makers. One of us is always painting, potting, woodworking, tailoring, machining metal, and so on.  Tools and their ability...
Mental Health for Creatives and Others

Mental Health for Creatives and Others

In October 2018 I had the pleasure of immersing myself in learning about good mental health habits because, as a graphic designer, I worked with Palm Health Foundation on Train the Brain, their community initiative for brain health. I came to understand that...
Kenny and Buddy and Now Kenny and Debby

Kenny and Buddy and Now Kenny and Debby

When Kenny was about 11 years old, I was commissioned by his parents to paint his portrait. We decided to include Kenny’s beloved cat, Buddy, in the painting. Now, 20 years later, I have once again painted Kenny and his beloved…this time, his soon-to-be wife, Debby. I...