Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2015
Animals are intuitively tolerant of children, like this toddler who was fascinated with what must've appeared to be a living, breathing blanket. I liked the oversized shoes the child tottered in, and in drawing, I wanted to capture the sense that balance was by no means assured. This original colored pencil and ink drawing on heavy, acid-free paper measures 8" x 10", and I've matted it in an acid-free ivory mat that will fit a readymade 11" x 14" frame. (You can easily remove the mat, should you choose to, though it protects the drawing quite nicely.)
Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. I'm a seventh generation Texan, and the desert southwest is in my blood. In Houston, Midland, Lubbock, I've always been an artist. For two decades, I co-piloted a corporate jet beside my captain husband. I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Flying was good, but as a 2004 Xmas gift to ourselves, we hung up our wings, sold our Lubbock, TX home of 26 years and intending to travel the continent, moved into a big RV. A trip to the remote Texas mountains changed our plans. We're still full-time RVers and love the freedom, but we rooted onto a ranch into the high desert of Far West Texas. I have a rustic studio within walking distance of our mountainside RV site. Across from my studio is a high- end fine art gallery, where I'm the artist-in-residence. Our neighbors are wildlife. It's a good life!