Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flag Samples have Arrived!

I love to get samples. I am so happy with these. They will be in Lowes this holiday season. The snowman has some lovely embroidered edges. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Illustration Friday topic is Beard

It seems the great bearded Santa is my obvious choice for the topic. He is so fun to paint. I love that you can create his persona in so many styles and medium. There are so many areas to get lost in...the fur of his hat, the swirl of his beard, the lines of his face....This happens to be in oils on board. I also love playing with shadow and light, so this particular painting was a delight to do.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Illustration Friday topic is Summer

I think of this image as retro summer. The tablecloth was my mother in laws and has that 60's nostalgic look. Summer was as simple as some lemonade and watermelon and a warm day.
This is a watercolor image on board.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Illustrator's Friday topic is Retro

I love the Audrie Hepburn retro look. With that in mind and using silhouette shapes and textures I came up with this design which fits the "retro" topic. I did a whole series of these. It was fun researching the looks.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Two Can Art Partners with PPD to Create Winter Solstice Collection

The first time I saw the catalog from PPD I was amazed at the beauty of the images on the products they produce. I am so thrilled to have some of my favorite Two Can Art images in the Winter Solstice Collection. There are four different designs on napkins, mugs with matching boxes and square plates.
Another wonderful thing PPD is doing is donating a % of sales to autism causes. I will be posting links to where they can be purchased as soon as I know.
Winter Solstice Fox Mug and Matching Box
Winter Solstice Fox Plate
Winter Solstice Moose Mug and Matching Box
Winter Solstice Moose Plate
Winter Solstice Goose Mug and Matching Box
Winter Solstice Goose Plate
Winter Solstice Rabbit Mug and Matching Box
Winter Solstice Rabbit Plate


I love this collection and what PPD did with the art.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Illustration Friday topic is Vanity

Everyone knows the story of the frog prince. It seemed a good candidate for the topic vanity. This is a watercolor I did as a character idea a while ago.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Illustration Friday topic is Natural

Here is another image from the Two Can Art Collection. This is one of my favorites and I think it fits the topic natural. This is done with Noah's painted textures assembled together.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Illustration Friday Topic- Zodiac


This is an image from the Two Can Art Collection that works with the Zodiac topic for the sign for Cancer. This collection of images has been growing in leaps and bounds and I am so happy that we have partnerships for licensing happening with some wonderful companies. If you aren't already aware the Two Can Art Collection is a collaborative group of images between myself and my son, Noah who is autistic. Noah paints all of the beautiful textures that I create images from. I've actually started a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TwoCanArt and a blog: https://twocanart.wordpress.com.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Illustration Friday topic is Space

I wrote a picture book and did a few illustrations for it a while back. This is the cover art for Cowboy Sam in Space. I've been focusing on other areas than books lately, so this is from the archives. It's oil on illustration board with digital enhancements.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Two Can Art Collection Partners with Tervis

For any one who isn't aware the Two Can Art Collection is a collaborative body of work that I do with my son Noah who is autistic. Noah paints all of the beautiful textures that I than take and create images from. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Tervis to bring his images into the world on Tumblers. Tervis is such an incredible company and I love the people there. Working with them has been absolutely wonderful. One of the best things about being at the Atlanta Gift Show was getting to meet so many of Tervis team. They made me feel like part of their family. They set up a special area to launch the line with a card explaining Two Can Art is about. There are 6 images of birds in this group.  What is even better is that Tervis is donating 5% to Autism Speaks and an organization in our own community that helps individuals with autism. Tervis has these up on their website. http://www.tervis.com/ The Two Can Art images start with the Blue Jays to the Humming Bird. Bed Bath and Beyond also carries several Tervis tumblers.
We've also started a Two Can Art facebook page to see what else is coming from the collection.https://www.facebook.com/TwoCanArt

Atlanta Gift Show

I just returned from the Atlanta Gift Show. It was a whirlwind of appointments and showroom visits. I am amazed at the size and scope of the show. There are 4 buildings and 18 floors of an array of products. Building 2 was the main building I spent time in. There was so much incredible art on product and it was great to see so many artists that I know from facebook or personally in the showrooms. Here is a photo from one of the showrooms that have my images on cutting boards and coasters. I will do a separate post on the Two Can Art images. All in all it was a really great trip and I am very excited about things to come.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Illustration Friday Topic is Tail

What better example of the importance of the tail (feathers in this case) than the peacock? This image is from the Two Can Art Collection that I do with my son Noah who is autistic. He paints all of the textures that I then assemble into images.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Illustration Friday topic is Underwater

I have quite a few images that fit this topic, but I really like this image and even though it may have been seen before it is still a favorite of mine. Hey it's my blog I guess I can just do that! This is oils on board. I initially did it based on a story from a member of my writing critique group.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Illustration Friday topic is Onomatopoeia......WAH!

I had to think about this one. I thought the WAHHHHH noisy
baby would fit the bill.