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i love to paint.. i love to draw... i love to eat chocolate..

Hello and welcome!

I have always been a morning person. I remember Sunday mornings, waking up, and running downstairs to watch Cap'n Bob and learn to make masterful (or so I thought) renderings of whatever fantastic creature he was drawing that day- and this was all before 7 am.


Today, things are similar, but a little different. Usually, I am up with my soldier (aka husband) at zero dark thirty- a quick cup of coffee for each of us, and he is out the door to do PT or whatever it is that soldiers do at zero dark thirty.  Then I am up to my desk to get in some quality paint time before the people that live with us wake up. Again, all before 7 am.  After 7 am things get a bit more hectic- but occasionally I can sneak a sketch in here or there. And they also give me lots of ideas. And stuff to clean up.

I do artwork for children, including having illustrated over fifty books. I also create art for home decor;  Christmas ornaments, yard flags, rugs, towels, floor mats... the list goes on and on. There really is nothing more thrilling than to see my art reproduced on consumer goods. 

I am a native of Massachusetts, however I no longer consider one state in particular home, but rather ALL the United States. Together with my Infantryman husband and two children, I have spent the last 12 years crisscrossing the country, and enjoying the view that each new studio brings.

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