•. Fashion Illustrator for department stores
•. Medical Illustrator, Advertising Manager for national
•. Artist and designer for Elvis Presley Enterprises.
•. Freelance artist for various businesses and museums
Watercolor, acrylics, gouche on various surfaces are the key ingredients of my work. I'm also fascinated by vintage ribbons, lace and papers. I have recently started experimenting on three dimensional sculptures of heads with whimsical hats gracing their heads...all inspired by my love of fanciful things.
I have lived in the south most of my life, but now I reside in the Pacific Northwest between the Pacific Ocean and the Puget sound at the base of the Olympic Mountains. My home is an old farm cottage sitting among the tall trees. A short walk across the courtyard from my house is the studio which was an old barn that has been refurbished with high ceilings and bright lighting.
From a very young age, I created my own fashion drawings. I worked hard to obtain my first position as a fashion artist for an exclusive store. Later in my career, I rendered medical illustrations to better understand the human body and the way it moves.
However, the fashion world and my love for Art Deco and Art Nouveau have been the major influences...to the point that I have my own collection of vintage clothes, jewelry, shoes and accessories from those eras and at one point, even vintage automobiles.