Saguaro Blooms Linoleum Cut

"Saguaro Blooms" Limited Edition Linoleum Print

It's late April and the saguaro cacti are blooming again! Simple white flowers cluster atop the arms of the cactus, resembling crowns. I love the elegance of the lines in the flowers and I wanted to include the blooms in my I Left My Heart in Tucson series. Here's how I created this set of … Continue reading Saguaro Blooms Linoleum Cut

“Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging

I really couldn't help thinking, as I sat down before the blank canvas, "Well I may have to start over, but I'll try it anyway." I mean, I've been making art for about 20 years. And I tell you, I thought, "I wonder if Van Gogh thought that about his work." If he had that … Continue reading “Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging

I Left My Heart in Tucson: Sights and Scenes That Make Me Feel At Home

A friend was recently telling me about how well received her Chicago-themed artwork is in Chicago, where she currently lives. I've never visited, but she said that it's like a cult-favorite town: if a client is from there, they stand by it, if a client is visiting there, they fall in love with it just as … Continue reading I Left My Heart in Tucson: Sights and Scenes That Make Me Feel At Home

“Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

When my client, Jennifer, came to me with the idea of this piece for her nephew's bedroom, I already had these letters floating around in my head. The alphabet is called Lombardic and lends itself to wonderful illustration and ornamentation. These letters are entirely drawn, line by line. Some letters are based on the shape … Continue reading “Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

Medieval Themed Graduation Gift

Couple Brad and Ana came to me with dreams, a sweet sketch of an art piece, and an 8" x 10" picture frame for their son who is graduating with a Master's of Art in Administration from Grand Canyon University. They brought a photo of him to me with the inspiration for this project: a suit of … Continue reading Medieval Themed Graduation Gift