Who are you? What do you do?
I am a professional artist living and creating in the last frontier. I am producing works of art that reflect the vibrancy of Alaska and its scenic terrain. Between my duties as a full time mother and small business owner, I collect inspiration for pieces, I complete commission requests, and I continue to find footing in this unique community. I tend to live on the optimistic side of things.
Who/what inspires you?
Alaska is such an interesting and inspiring place to call home. The landscape is stunning and I can’t help but be compelled to illustrate and paint the beauty I see daily.
What is your favorite moment in the process?
My favorite moments while I’m creating are all over the place. I always hold my breath that first time my brush hits paper. Halfway through a project I walk around and double check details I may have forgotten. I show off to my toddler and make sure he approves before I go further. Then I’m like, OH MY GOSH AM I DONE? IS THIS IT? Once I’m finished there’s a flood of relief. And them I’m kinda sad because I have to say goodbye to this piece I’ve burned so much time into. But that message back from my clients once the delivery occurs makes my heart skip. It’s a whole lot of fun. Each step.
What is a trick of your trade or a piece of advice for artists in your medium?
My biggest advice is to look back at your past work’s occasionally. See how far you’ve come. You grow. Don’t forget to recognize that and give yourself some credit y’all.
I can’t entirely spill the beans yet, but I’ve got some big announcements coming in 2023 and I’m literally kinda shaking just thinking about them. New works will be created this year along with bigger business goals.
Is there anything you would like promoted in February specifically?
New watercolor collection coming up 👀
Where can we find you? (Social pages, classes/workshops, clubs, etc.)