Every subject has a story to tell, an inherent spirit, which I strive to portray in my art work.
My favorite mediums are digital art, watercolor, ink, pencil, acrylic, oil, & photography. I use a mixed media approach different than other artists, many times incorporating digital art in my compositions and designs which allows me to capture detail within my subject that is sometimes overlooked with more traditional styles of artistry.
I have also explored the metaphysical including creative imagination, Reiki, crystal healing, tai chi, feng shui and yoga and feel they add depth to my art as well. By creating an emotional connection for the viewer I hope my artwork will create concern and compassion for our natural world and its wild inhabitants, and help stimulate conservation efforts. The picture on the left is Nira, a wolf at Wolf Timbers, kissing me during a photo shoot.
My love of historic buildings and their conservation led me to doing the house portraits and my architectural works. My children and grandchildren have enhanced my love for photographing and painting people portraits. I have also enjoyed photographing several weddings and doing special paintings from them. I am very excited about completing the first level of SKPA (Special Kids Photography of America) accreditation training. This adds yet another level to my artwork and has already given me great pleasure and a feeling of personal growth.
I also have a giftshop with cafepress.com where many of my photos and paintings are decorating pillows, clocks, greeting cards, tiles, tshirts and more. My fine art prints are for sale online in Sami’s Art Shop.