Happy New Year!

Three years ago this week, I decided to start this page after discovering I had a little knack (and sole…

First Day Home

Every time I work on a mother/child drawing, I admit, for a fleeting few moments, I think about the fact…

Homegrown Memories

Many memories are tied to one’s home(s). I can remember specific details about each of the homes I’ve lived in;…

All Faces Matter

All Faces Matter….to God and to me. One of my best buddies (Hey Ann!) visited me last month and we…

Crewcuts

Another grandmother is very happy!   P.S. It was too much fun drawing this little crewcut! 😎

A Happy Heart 💕

I have been so blessed with, and by, this late-in-life ability (gift) to draw … it still leaves me in…

A Horse is a Horse..

I never thought about drawing any thing but people portraits when I started doing portraits, however I received several pet…

“Zoey”

Each time I am commissioned to do a dog portrait, by the time I am finished I want to run…

Satisfaction

‘SATISFACTION’ is the word that I kept thinking of as I was drawing. I don’t know the story behind the…

My Dear Aunt Rosie Mae

I have spent the last few evenings (and late nights) working on this drawing of my Aunt Rosie Mae; my…

Simon of Cyrene

Happy Resurrection Day! This is the first time drawing faces from my mind rather than from a photo. I was…

Wheel of Fortune!

Team Jan:  We Were Contestants on the Wheel of Fortune If I had any idea that a producer from the…

More Siblings…More Fun!

This drawing was created from two separate photos. This isn’t always the easiest thing for me to do… positioning/direction can be…

Lexi

The first of several Christmas orders has been delivered. Lexi lived 16 years with her ‘mom’. The main feature I…

Coloring My World

After a couple years of drawing only in graphite I decided to venture into  the world of color…via color pencil.…

New Levels

When I received the reference photo of this little girl I was intrigued because she looked so ethereal …. and…

Go ahead, try not to SMILE…

Freckles, lollipops, and tie-dye t-shirts: How could I resist adding this drawing to my portfolio? Although I now have a…

A Heart for Orphans

The biggest blessing for me in drawing portraits is that each one feels like I have partnered with the Creator…

Casting Your Cares

I’ve been wanting to draw a daddy/daughter portrait for some time. I love drawing moms/grandmoms with their babes so I…

The Ones Far Away

As you can probably tell by now, some of my favorite subjects to draw are those showing relationship; grandmother/mother child,…

… But that HAIR!

A ‘seasoned’artist once told me that drawing a subject’s hair will often take longer than drawing the the face. In…

Sweet Intensity

How fun it was to draw the sweet intensity in the baby’s eyes.   I wonder what she is thinking?

Steve and Annie Chapman

So, what do you get for the person who has everything? Well, if you are a portrait artist – problem…

Who is Kitchen?

Last year I met a new artist friend, Kim Napier, in Nashville and over lunch we talked about painting, drawing,…