I am a mother, an artist, an auditor and a dog walker. As a recovering pessimist I spend intentional time everyday looking for the good in life and enjoying the small moments that used to go unnoticed.
When I’m not mothering, drawing, auditing or walking I enjoy a dark beer with my friends or a quiet night of Fallout 4.
Oh and books, lots of books.
Minutiae: Console over PC – iPhone over Android – Hellman’s over Miracle Whip – Pepsi over Coke – I think the Beatles are overrated and Shane Dawson is a special kind of awesome.
About My Work
I started drawing in 2012 in response to a moment of restlessness and depression. A Sharpie and canvas were at hand and I gave it a go. I was 37 and had no idea that I could draw and even less a notion that I wanted to. Since that time I have explored painting with various medium, learning the piano and teaching yoga … but when given the option I still select my Copic Multiliners over all other modes of expression.
Thematically I tend toward the dark and twisty but, to my delight, a fair bit of humor sneaks in. My process is relatively organic as I don’t carefully plan the composition or content of each piece but will begin with blank paper and sketch until something takes hold. It is a bit like dreaming, the meaning only becoming clear after the images begin to take shape and I can see the patterns and symbolism of the sketch. It’s enlightening.