A little about me...
My first memory of drawing was when I was 8 years old. I woke up early, walked into my living room, grabbed the Lion King Disney book off a shelf and laid down on the floor next to the sliding glass door to my backyard (this was the only source of light in the house that early). With a piece of lined notebook paper and a pencil in hand, I started drawing.
It’s been over 25 years since that drawing and my love of using graphite has remained strong. I now focus my artwork on portraits of people, rendering them realistically from photographs.
In 2014 I discovered Zentangle, and ventured out of my graphite comfort-zone into ink. Although this transition to ink was very challenging at first, Zentangle provided a way to learn, play and explore that I would not have had the courage to do on my own. I am now a Certified Zentangle Teacher (C.Z.T.) and love introducing people to this amazing method of drawing.
I currently reside in Salem, Oregon, USA