Size: 12"W x 12"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
My last vacation took me to Aruba where I visited a butterfly garden. I was looking through my pictures recently and I was inspired. This butterfly is one of four that I painted and each is a different color and shape. My goal was to make a bold, bright and pretty series that celebrates nature and the beauty all around us. The canvas is 8" x 8" x 3/4" and is attached to a white matboard in a 12" x 12" black frame. The painting comes as pictured with the matboard and frame.
I’m a self-taught artist, wife, and mother. Art has played a big part in my life since early childhood and I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. My passion for art was fueled by an inspirational high school art teacher who gave me the confidence to keep moving forward and experiment with my creativity. I spent most of my young adult life in central Florida where I was inspired by tropical or coastal landscapes, but now that I’m living in the Midwest I find my inspirations changing to fit my new surroundings. Aside from traditional paintings, I love creating silly children’s art, fun cartoon like pop art and mixed media pieces. When I step back and laugh out loud with a big grin on my face, I know that I am accomplishing my goal. Evoking laughter or a smile leaves me feeling great, and that is a feeling I strive to share with others! My favorite medium is acrylic because it is water soluble and easy to work with. I enjoy painting on canvas and wood with brushes and palette knives. Using different tools and supplies gives me a feeling of adventure and freedom and helps promote creativity. I reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband of eighteen years Rob, son Cole, and cat Lovebug.