I love to create.
What makes me tick.
Art makes me tick. I am a nationally recognized full-time artist. Previously a graphic design business owner for over 20 years. (If you want to check out my old graphic design site click here.)
Why? Because I want to create a better & brighter world through art. I am passionate about creating for you!
As long as I can remember, I have been drawing and making things. I took EVERY type of art class I could. Went to Iowa State University and studied art and graphic design.
LOVE mashed potatoes and gravy. Chocolate is a very close second. I have enjoyed sports all my life, right now the sport of choice is golf. Love a good cause. White VW bug driver.
Licensing & Illustrating
My "Mavis in the Middle" painting for 2023 AcrylicWorks 10 / Artist Network & Blick Art Materials competition
FINALIST in AcrylicWorks 8 (Artist Magazine / Artist Network. Release date Sept., 2021 - "Comb Over" Highland Cow.
NOAPS (National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society) International Spring Show 2021, "Sandy" 15" x 30" acrylic on canvas
Jury's TOP 15% Favorites - Bold Brush Art Contest, March 2021
More coming soon!
Norcard 3 greeting cards
Crown Point Graphics dogs birthday card
This & That International
Open Road Brands "Mavis in the Middle" 3 cows for various wall decor
Stony Creek Tall light up snowman vases
NightLightDesigns.com Several designs
LulaRose Collectible Crystal Acrylic Artists paintings
Evergreen Enterprises - FlagRus
Craftibly Diamond Painting
Custom Decor: Flags, mats, mailbox covers, yard signs
Lowe's Dog Flag Jan 2021 - Jan 2022
Carson: Barn winter flag
Oak Street Wholesale: Printed canvases, lighted wall art & ornaments
Flagology, Lowes and more outlets: Spit Happens flag & mat, Happy Bird-day flag and mat.
Blank Quilting: "Booville" glow in the dark fabric. Ships spring 2020
Colorful Images: Oversized return address labels, Snowman
Current - Cardinal Pair Garden Flag
Precious Moments: Bear / squirrel ornament. "Forrest Friends" Hand painted Ne'Qwa art
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers: Rabbit Pillow
Streamline Art - Snowmen wall decor
Downeast Concepts - Two Boxed sets of Christmas cards shown in photo (bear and barn)
Cracker Barrel Deer with Cardinal Christmas Ornament https://shop.crackerbarrel.com/traditional/deer-with-cardinal-plaque-ornament/642905
Crown Point Graphics (Half Price Book Stores) Cards, notepads & bookmarks. Oct. 2018
Chicken Scratch Fabric collection with Blank Quilting Corp.
Housewares International patriotic mug
Vermont Christmas Company "Best Friends Furever" 24x18" coloring puzzle
Caroline's Treasures / The-store.com - Dogs, florals, coastal and so much more! Can be found on Wayfair.com, Walmart.com, Amazon.com and more
Notecard Café Patriotic note cards & notepads
Check Advantage - THANK YOU Check Advantage for licesning several of my images/designs!
Whobaloo.com My first licensing contract. Woo Hoo!
Project OpenBook partnered with me. I illustrated several children's poems for them. They are raising money for Room to Read. (After you click on the link, scroll down to see the list of poems).