Kate and Scott decided together to include art in their wedding registry, but Kate had no idea they would enter their marriage with a personalized piece of art from her husband – named after her and inspired by their love. But Kate had no...
Keeping her last name wasn’t the main reason Kelli decided to marry John (they already shared the name Ellis), but it was certainly a nice bonus in a relationship with an already amazing man. Kelli first saw John on one of the fitness guru’s commercials..
The tree in the painting represents a time in my life when I felt lonely and scared in my own wilderness. I felt vacant, I felt alone. It was terrifying. This tree that I witnessed was in a space where everything around it was gone. But somehow the tree, even though facing struggles and harsh wind, survived. Somehow, it was being sustained...
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” —Vincent van Gogh
Navigating the calling to create this series often felt like a tightrope walk for me. I knew I had courage though, and sometimes courage is all you have to rely on. This childhood song, “Here I Am Lord”, reminded me, “Yes, God, I will go; I will...
“Courage is found in unlikely places.” —J.R.R. Tolkien
During that time, I had these precepts that in developing or third-world countries that is where doctors and nurses go. That is where development workers and anthropologists go. But I was a jobless graphic designer and an artist, feeling way out of my comfort zone....
There is nothing more sacred than the spaces that provide nourishment.
The nourishment that we received, even in the most challenging and darkest times, reminded me that the Divine is with us giving us breath in the most surprising ways. El Salvador has some of the best....
Love isn’t always red roses and pink hearts. It’s not always tied with a bow and its truth is never fully expressed on birthdays and anniversaries. It has a love-ugly side we like to hide because it’s not presentable or packageable. I created this piece to express that love transcends expectations and a boxed-in definition.
As the breeze gets cooler, the nights get longer, and the difficult year of 2020 comes to an end. I am reminded of how hard-ship can sometimes bring out the worst in us, but it can also bring out the best in us and make us more beautiful. We have endured a lot collectively and individually this year and on top of things, it is easy to get lost in the hustle and stress surrounding the Holidays...
One of the most fulfilling forms of art is to create for a cause that is greater than ourselves. There is a subtle satisfaction in the knowledge that art, no matter how solitary, always finds its way into the community. This is what I love about these two posters ...
What I love most about creating custom pieces is the journey of capturing the love between two people. Bob and Tiffany celebrated 25 years of marriage last year with an unforgettable journey that included hiking through forests and finding waterfalls.
❤️One of the aspects that I love about this painting is that we took our time. It taught me that some big projects do not need to be rushed or on a deadline. I knew this painting was going to be special from the start because the Marchack family means so much to us. I envisioned and visualized this painting to be a part of their life and a part of their family's history and legacy.
I wanted to share a story of happiness and hope that happened to my daughter and me this week. We experienced the random kindness of a stranger and believe that despite the chaos at the moment goodness and love will always prevail. Now more than ever we have the opportunity to love our neighbor as ourselves.
I am so excited to introduce this brand new work, "The Francis Quadrangle" It is one of my recent commissions, and is an homage to my patron's dedication, history, and service with Mizzou. Now available in prints. 🖼
“Rise” original 36”x36” - Believing in ourselves can feel scary and putting our hearts out there can feel even scarier. I think the sneaky insecurities we sometimes face are often times lies that keep us from the good that is waiting for us on the other side of action.
🌳Painting trees are one of my very favorite subject matters. I wanted to share with you a sneak peek of this tree. It is a special tree for a dear friend of mine who grew up near a gigantic cottonwood. This tree is a special symbol for her of how much her family means to her life and vocation.
There was a point in my life, about 9 years ago when I was forced to face my big-gest fear. I had to surrender all the plans I mapped out for the future. I was really looking forward to my plans: I was going to move back to the states and apply to grad school. But then suddenly, life hit me hard with a curveball. It was hard to believe how quickly life spun out of control.
The first sketch of this exotic plant is from a pamphlet dated in1609. The Dominican monk Simone Parlasca sketched a passion fruit vine, emphasizing the symbols of Christ's passion we find in the flower. When I was living in El Salvador and saw this flower for the first time I was mesmerized by its pink and purple beauty, color, and texture. I knew I needed to express it through art one day.
I recently worked with an amazing local charity called Tigers on The Prowl and it was an honor and incredible fundraiser to be a part of and give to. It left me feeling inspired to create and add two more Tigers to my collage collection.
I am so excited to share that “Woman in Blue” FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER will be available as a fine art reproduction. She’s a painted feminine representation of the Holy Spirit filled with grace, calm and healing.
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Covid-19: As of July 1st, production and delivery are still operational from my print partner. They are following CDC safety guidelines and are running with staffing levels allowed by their state. My printer is running with minimal staff and is currently running 15-days behind. Any paper, canvas, or metal prints are currently seeing a 15-day delay. Expect your print order in 18- 20 days.