Art Education: I studied privately with William Ahrendt for about six years. I also studied for a summer at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy as well as in a classical atelier with Matt Dickson for a year.
Style: Classical realism.
Creative Spark: Dramatic, interesting light and looking at works by other artists I admire always inspire me to want to get working.
Second-Choice Career: Probably a singer.
Other Passions: Classical piano, singing, my husband, my family, and Jesus.
One Thing People Don’t Know About You: I have trouble saying no, can be overly sensitive, and don’t like arguing.
Biggest Fear: Going blind. Losing people I love.
Pet Peeve: Spending hours painting only to come back and realize I have made very little progress or I have to go over the same section all over again. Also, people chewing with their mouths open drives me crazy.
Quirkiest Trait: I find that I am always singing or humming to myself. It is usually just a section of a song that I sing or hum over and over again. It can be rather annoying for those around me, particularly my husband.
Favorite Studio Music: I usually have my Pandora radio stations on shuffle with mainly classical, soundtracks, jazz, and big band.
Favorite Work by Another Artist: Works by my teacher and mentor William Ahrendt, Vermeer, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Rembrandt, and recently, portraits by David Jon Kassan.
Future Goals: Finding good gallery representation, and getting more consistent commissions and sales.
Price Range: $200 to $3,000.
Representation: Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
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