scroll to find see the visual art i create: cityscapes, abstracts, affirmation cards, & embroidery 

cityscapes - ACRYLIC on canvas


each painting is created by layering buildings, windows, streets, trees, & emotions together with color, form, & line.

i use bold colors & stark outlines to turn the everyday into the whimsical.

nearly all buildings & landmarks that i paint in the artwork are based on buildings that exist in real life. 
for me, spending the extended time to layer in new aspects on the old is a means of meditating & of putting my thoughts somewhere outside of my head & to give them a shape. it is also a way of showing others how i see my surroundings. in focusing on the beauty, even in the mundane, i seek to inspire others to seek out & create beauty, too. 


-click the images to see them up close.

-nearly all are available for purchase on etsy (click the etsy icon below or the 'BUY SOME ART' tab above).

-email to request a commission of your favorite city.

the L

the L

acrylic on canvas

istanbul, turkey

istanbul, turkey

acrylic & ink on canvas

amsterdam, netherlands

amsterdam, netherlands

acrylic on canvas

cologne, germany

cologne, germany

acrylic on canvas

barcelona, spain

barcelona, spain

acrylic on canvas

petoskey, michigan

petoskey, michigan

acrylic on canvas

bucharest, romania

bucharest, romania

acrylic on canvas

targovishte, bulgaria

targovishte, bulgaria

acrylic & ink on canvas

kiev, ukraine

kiev, ukraine

acrylic on canvas

istanbul, turkey

istanbul, turkey

acrylic & ink on canvas

den haag, netherlands

den haag, netherlands

acyrlic on canvas

barcelona, spain

barcelona, spain

acrylic & ink on canvas

charlevoix, michigan

charlevoix, michigan

acyrlic on canvas

east lansing, michigan

east lansing, michigan

acrylic on canvas

barcelona, spain

barcelona, spain

acrylic on canvas

barcelona, spain

barcelona, spain

acrylic on canvas

pleven, bulgaria

pleven, bulgaria

acrylic on canvas


each chicago cityscape scene is inspired by real scenes from the windy city -
the colors are thoughtfully selected to embed emotion & meaning within/on/&for the material city structures. 

i just moved to chicago so stay tuned for more in this series as i wander & meander my way through different neighborhoods & get swept up in my surroundings.

-original paintings & prints available for purchase on etsy (click the etsy symbol below or 'BUY SOME ART' above).

-email commission requests for a specific city scene.
-click the images to see them close up.

chicago series - WATERCOLOR & INK

cityscape

cityscape

watercolor & india ink

pilsen

pilsen

watercolor & india ink

the L

the L

watercolor & ink

damen blue line

damen blue line

watercolor & ink

marina city towers

marina city towers

watercolor & india ink

chicago

chicago

watercolor & ink size: prices original: 20$ print: 5$

chicago loop

chicago loop

watercolor & ink size: prices original: 20$ print: 5$

the bean

the bean

watercolor & ink size: prices original: 20$ print: print: 5$

lincoln park

lincoln park

watercolor & ink size: prices original: 20$ print: 5$

the L

the L

watercolor & ink size: prices original: 20$ print: 5$

lincoln park

lincoln park

watercolor & ink

chicago by day

chicago by day

watercolor & ink

red sky bean

red sky bean

watercolor & india ink

chicago

chicago

watercolor & ink

the L

the L

watercolor & ink

chicago by night

chicago by night

watercolor & ink

abstracts - mixed media


i create abstracts based on emotional experiences i have & patterns found in nature (namely the petoskey stone, found in the northern shores of lake michigan). they are the physical embodiment of emotion, of meditation, of taking some time & space to 'let it be it' - allowing creation by letting go. 

-originals & prints available for purchase through etsy (click the etsy symbol below, or 'BUY SOME ART' above).

-prices & sizes vary.
*free delivery with a smile in chicago.

affirm & inspire - positive affirmation cards


affirmation cards are the physical embodiment and reminder of a thought of positivity and intention!
what better creative project than one that puts ideas based in positivity, empowerment, self-love, & strength into colorful & whimsical physical reminders of their meanings? these physical cards serve as an inspiration to be your best self - to be peaceful amidst chaos, strong even when you feel weak, resilient & patient, unique & self-accepting, & compassionate with yourself & others. 


as a collection, this artwork is colorful & whimsical; artsy & approachable; comprehensive & simple
for me as the artist, making & using these cards has been a means of learning, coping, re-learning, developing, growing, changing, exploring, & challenging myself. this project is the second of its kind for me - both providing me with purpose in difficult times, both providing a means to develop my mind-, body-, spirit-, & heart- connection, both offering themselves to others who find themselves surrounded by uncertainty, consumed by self-doubt, seeking a self-love tool, &/or seeking a new level of self-awareness & strength. 

-decks are available for purchase on etsy. 

-price is 20$ + ship*.
*
free delivery with a smile in chicago.

'seed'

'seed'

watercolor & india ink

'interconnected'

'interconnected'

watercolor & india ink

'feel'

'feel'

watercolor & india ink

'sprout'

'sprout'

india ink & watercolor

honeystone

honeystone

watercolor & india ink

floral fossi

floral fossi

watercolor & india ink

'conflicted'

'conflicted'

acrylic on canvas: two separate pieces

cover artwork

cover artwork

i try new things with an open mind

i try new things with an open mind

there is always room to grow

there is always room to grow

my community needs me

my community needs me

info card & colored images

info card & colored images

an example of how to use the cards

an example of how to use the cards

black and white examples

black and white examples

colored cards examples

colored cards examples

there is always room to grow

there is always room to grow

embroidered wall-hangings - fiber art


i use colored thread, beads, & random scraps of fabric to create wall-hangings to turn a plain part of your house into a quirky, endearing, & whimsical part of your home. the act of embroidering & sewing is so rhythmic - the movement gets embedded in the pieces & lends itself to unique pieces for stagnant walls.

-all embroidery pieces are available for sale. click the 'Etsy' icon below, or click 'BUY SOME ART' tab above. 
-click the images to see them close up.

ptownstone

ptownstone

welcome2

welcome2

skele

skele

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