I'm gearing up for that magical time of the year. I can already feel fall on the evening breezes.
Growing up, my mother always encouraged imagination. Magic was everywhere: under every tree and around every corner. My sister and I played under many moonlit nights and chased several frogs in hopes they would be our prince.
This illustration is a morsel of a memory; it smells like campfires and allspice. This is a thank you to my mother for forcing my sister and I into volunteering for the local Haunted Forest when we were children...
Created for Nicole and Grady Eason. The theme was fairytales. I chose to illustrate the goose that guards the golden egg. I put a slight Southern spin on it by depicting a Canadian Goose. Looking forward to the due date!
Our Lady of Immaculate Confection was a commissioned painting created for a dear friend who trained as a pastry chef. She encouraged me to use all things delicious to adorn the Virgin Mary. It is not intended to deface the Virgin but revel in her greatness and her place as a woman... even the Virgin Mary had PMS.
The title derives from Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The style and mood of the painting is similar to that of Our Lady of Guadeloupe. The opulence of this painting lies in the use of color and pattern. Enjoy the eye candy.
"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope"
The painting I created for Abby Black is entitled Summer Mistral. It is a personification of the winds that blow down from the Alps to cool the region in southern France. Abby was one of three roommates that I lived with in the village of Lacoste; the place where we dreamed, made art and drank rose'.
Created for my husband's coworker and dear friend. She owns a flower shop business on the side and her favorite flowers are zinnias. The colors came out a bit strange when I scanned them but overall I am very happy with this cute fat british owl. Tea time?
Portrait of Sleeping Beauty. Inspired by the Grimm's fairytale.
"The instant she felt the prick she fell upon the bed which was standing near, and lay still in a deep sleep which spread over the whole castle... even the fire flickering on the hearth grew still and went to sleep... the wind dropped, and on the front of the castle not a leaf stirred."
My newest illustration is inspired by a story I read as a child Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman.
My adaptation takes the basic idea of the story and pushes it in a morbid direction. The snake is dressed up in costume in order to trick the baby bird into believing it is her mother... dinner anyone?
This piece was inspired by Homer's iliad, The Odyssey. The illustration depicts Odysseus's wife Penelope waiting for her husband to return from the Trojan War. For those of you that have forgotten, it takes Odysseus 10 years to make his way back home. The Daughter's of Penelope, the Nevada Chapter, recently used this image to grace last years brochure.
Another hypothetical wine label. This image was inspired by Ravenswood Wine Co.(available nationwide). My image does not grace their labels, however I was inspired to create a piece based on the name.
This design was created in an illustration poster class. I hope to one day work with the Savannah Dachshund Club and submit my design for a future race. FYI... still not sure if it is "wiener" or "weiner" because I see it spelled both ways!!!
This is a conceptual take on the 1988 film Mississippi Burning. The MS state bird is a mockingbird and the red cloak symbolizes a clan leader as well as the masking of the truth - hence no eye openings on the hood. The shadow of the mockingbird is a crucifix. This piece was selected to be a part of the SCAD Illustrious Catalog.
I love the relationship I created between the bat and the vampire. The bat is infatuated with the gorgeous red eyes beneath the mask. This is perhaps my favorite piece thus far... I don't think I could ever part with it.
Created as a result of an Arthurian Literature Class I attended at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Guinevere is usually labeled a weak female with a heart of ice. I wanted to show her in a different light. Guinevere is a tortured character; her heart is torn between duty and love. I found her to be quite fascinating and loved the perception of her in T.H. White's Once and Future King.