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Art seems to have been just one of those things that I've always done, like breathing or walking. I have never imagined my life without art, it seems impossible; it's too therapeutic. One of the reasons why I started drawing was because it was something that would keep me occupied at the dinner table when the adults wanted to talk and not be bothered with a hyper two year old. Ever since then, I have almost always carried a pad of paper and a pencil around with me, wherever I go. I drew mostly fantasy art because that's what my father drew: knights, dragons, elves and dwarves. He was the one who taught me to draw as a way of bonding. I would use his art as a model for mine, drawing what I watched him draw except I would lean towards female figures with dragons, or angels and fairies leaping in the air rather than knights and dwarves. Then I discovered Brian Froud, Arthur Rackham, and Amy Brown, Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin and several others that have inspired me through the years from fantasy to Japanese Animation.
My drawings seem to be a combination of fairy fantasy and Japanese pop art. I like drawings with attitude, nothing really erotic or gun toting. I like my drawings to be feisty women who aren't afraid to express it; or men who are somber but still have some hint of humor about them.
When my siblings and I were young, we would never buy cards for people; we were always encouraged to draw our own. We would take the back of my father's architectural drawings and make posters for special occasions. We would draw cards specially designed for whoever's birthday it was. After years of handing out home made birthday cards, I wondered what it would be like to have some of my drawings published, or made into three dimensional figures, or worn on tee shirts. So here it is; my first attempts at selling my own art and with the gracious help of my other half, Tom, I now have a website! So, thanks for taking the time to stop in, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it.
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