Friday, January 9, 2015

Waiting on Twilight





"Waiting on Twilight"

When the world seems to cease and the only sound you can here are the leaves falling and the dew beginning to settle. 

Commissioned by Jenae Brach 

Orange in Flight - The Oriole




"Orange in Flight - The Oriole"

Created for my sister-in-law, Jenae Brach and her amazing husband #35, Brad Brach. 
Congrats on the A.L. East Championship!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Make Me Immortal with a Kiss


“Make me immortal with a kiss” 
― Christopher Marlowe

Love lingers on when the physical form disappears; 
it is one of the few forces that transcends time and space.

Between the Cold Moon and the Earth


"Between the Cold Moon and the Earth" 

"Flying between the cold moon and the Earth,
Cupid all armed. A certain aim he took"
-Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Strange how love can pull beings of two worlds together. 

Acrylic on canvas 

Moths and Moonlight


"Moths and Moonlight"


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blue Moon


"Blue Moon"

“The moon went slowly down in loveliness; she departed into the depth of the horizon, and long veil-like shadows crept up the sky through which the stars appeared" ― H. Rider Haggard, She

Release


"Release"

Acrylic on canvas. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ad Astra (To the Stars)


Ad Astra (To the Stars)

"Non est ad astra mollis e terris via" -Seneca. 

Take a moment and glance at the stars tonight.

Fireflies


Fireflies

A meeting with your inner child. 

Halloween is around the corner...

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Witch's Wind


The Witch's Wind

Secrets fly on full moons.

Acrylic on canvas.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Midnight Tryst


Midnight Tryst 

For those magical moments for secret lovers.

Wandering Witches


Wandering Witches 

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... 

The magic is still alive. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Goose and the Golden Egg


The Goose and the Golden Egg


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!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014



"Cold swirled around the sisters and Ice covered their hands.." - Sun & Moon

This is an excerpt from my children's book. I have personified Cold and Ice into a female spirit. From her lips she blows freezing air that transforms into ice crystals. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014



Sneak peaks of the Sun from my children's book.

The story is inspired from a dream I had three years ago… more news and plot details to come. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Lady of Immaculate Confection


Our Lady of Immaculate Confection

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"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013




Summer Mistral

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'.


Midnight Magpie

“As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” 
― Pablo Neruda


Created for Joel & Renee Ludlam 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sea-Change


Sea Change

Full fathom five thy father lies:
Of his bones are coral made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

The Tempest
Shakespeare 

created for Leslie Rogers Stroud

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

SeptoFrog


SeptoFrog

Created for a children's room themed around monsters. SeptoFrog is a hybrid creature with a whimsical personality. Seven legs and frog skin. He bites. 

Hope Liam enjoys his new friend.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Scottie Nutcrackers


Scottie Nutcrackers

Commissioned painting created for my dear friend Becca. Needless to say, she is infatuated with her Scottish Terriers Greer & Maisie.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sir Zinnia Owl the III


Sir Zinnia Owl the III

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?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"Sound of the Sea: The Shell Pianist "


"Sound of the Sea: The Shell Pianist "




“The deep roar of the ocean.

The break of waves on farther shores that thought can find.

The silent thunders of the deep.

And from among it, voices calling, and yet not voices, humming trillings, wordlings, and half-articulated songs of thought.

Greetings, waves of greetings, sliding back down into the inarticulate, words breaking together.

A crash of sorrow on the shores of Earth.

Waves of joy on--where? A world indescribably found, indescribably arrived at, indescribably wet, a song of water.

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Conjure the Moon


Mistress of Magic
"Conjure the Moon"

Happy Halloween! Take some time to enjoy the magic that is within us all.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Briar Rose


Briar Rose

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."


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

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?


Wayfaring

Wayfaring

My latest watercolor is based on the theme of "New World" discovery during the time of Columbus.
The portrait is set to resemble a Spanish or Portuguese aristocrat.

Penelope

Penelope

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.

Sister Rose & The Fly

Sister Rose & The Fly

This acrylic piece was inspired by portraits of nuns and The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. I would love to one day write a children's book about Sister Rose and the (annoying) Fly.

Ravenswood

Ravenswood

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.

Process Final







Hypothetical Wine Label
"Golden Fawn"

Process involved sketches, color comp, watercolor & photoshop file.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wiener Race

Wiener Race

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!!!

Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

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.

Infatuation

Infatuation

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.

Walrus Wears a White Wig to the Waltz

Walrus Wears a White Wig to the Waltz

This adorable creation come from the children's book I created in Professor Drummond's class at SCAD. The illustrations are based on alliterations and color reference. 


The Queen of the Damned

Ann Rice's novel references the Egyptians and their fascination with the afterlife. The Queen of the Damned was in fact Egyptian hence the headpiece and the eye of horus pattern.

Guinevere

Guinevere

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.

Acrylic

Teatrio (Dodgeball) - Hide and Seek

Teatrio: Hide and Seek

Created for the International Teatrio Children's Book Competition. The story is based on the game of hide and seek. The story consist of 6 illustrations. (My first published collection)

Monster Masquerade

Monster Masquerade

The Big Bad Wolf was smart to dress up as Grandmother... but what if Red Riding Hood dressed up as a wolf? Would the disguise work? Or would he smell the truth and devour her, cloak and all?