Art, Graphics and Social Media
I am a fine artist and a digital artist. I have extensive experience in Photoshop with photo editing and photo restoration, web graphics and print ready designs. I also work in InDesign and some Illustrator. I approach all that I do from an artists point of view. Please explore my website and blog to see my work.
Please also see my social media accounts for more about me:
Tools I Use:
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe InDesign CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Apple Pages Word Processing
iMac and Mackbook Pro
Canon 7D DSLR Camera
As a child I would pour over my mother’s childhood poetry books. I was mesmerized by the illustrations, not so much the poetry as I was too young to read, so I would make up my own stories to go along with the pictures. My interest in art had begun.
There were creative individuals in my immediate family, musicians mostly, that encouraged and supported my creative nature from a very early age. Their presence and positive example allowed me to see art as more than a hobby—something I could make a career out of. They continue to support me to this day, which I am grateful for because it’s easy to give up. I have had a lot of starts and stops over the years, but my inspiration to create art has been a driving force throughout my life.
The past 20 years of my life have been devoted to building a family, which included being a wife, mother and internet business-woman. After living in places like Sonoma County California and Flagstaff Arizona, I recently returned to San Diego where I grew up.
I am largely self-taught but have taken a number of college-level art classes and participated in figurative drawing and painting groups. My artistic ambitions include oil painting, watercolor, graphic design, illustration and photography.
My family photo archive has been a source of great inspiration for me—especially the women. In their faces and eyes I see their stories and sense their strength, as well as their struggle to be women in eras when female stereotypes were powerfully influential. Somehow they managed to pass along some of their spirit to me, and I am thankful for that.
My current works on paper are done in watercolor and India ink with muted tones of blue, black, burnt sienna and white. My subject matter is mostly the human form, but sometimes birds and seascapes as well.
I am currently a freelance graphic artist seeking additional opportunities for creative work.