I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm a Canadian born, primarily self taught artist who has been living and working on my Eastern Ontario organic farm with my husband Anton and 3 children for more then 20 years.
Why colour pencil?
In the beginning, I was hesitant to become a full time artist, so I first went to school for graphic design and worked several years in that field before deciding to take time off to raise my family. Being a full time, at home mom of 3 was fulfilling, but I struggled to find time and energy for my art. Originally an acrylic painter, I was in need of a creative outlet or I thought I was going to go crazy but with small children, painting was not a great option. So I dug up my old box of Prisma colour brand coloured pencils that I purchased in my college days and started to draw and experiment. It was a perfect fit! A portable, cost effective, easy to "pick up and put down" once the kids had finished napping solution! I really haven't looked back since!
My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.
The Ottawa Valley landscape, my flower garden, kids, travel, and my love of animals and wildlife supply a constant source of inspiration. The health of the land, oceans and people have a huge impact on my art. Some of my earliest memories growing up was watching my grandfather paint and I credit him for encouraging me to be creative and to pursue my art as more then just a hobby. I will always associate the smell of oil paints to him.
Coloured pencils are an amazingly versatile media and they just can't be beat for capturing fine detail. They give me such a great degree of control but they can be time-consuming so they are not the fastest medium to work in. I think though that this is what I love about them. Most of my drawings are composed of lots of light layers that slowly build up tone and saturation. I use only archival materials for my original drawings, so that they last a lifetime.
I have had the honour of having my work selected to be included in several colour pencil books published by industry leader Ann Kullberg. I have also been blessed to have shown my work in several exhibitions in Ottawa, Vancouver and Montreal.
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My guarantee is simple, if for any reason you are unhappy with the original artwork, I will refund your money or offer a replacement. Shipping and restocking charges may apply. Please contact me for more details.
If you are not satisfied with the production quality of the materials used it will be replaced or fixed at our cost. This includes defects such as loose canvas, bubbles, scratches, fading or warping. However due to the huge variety of monitors used to view images we cannot guarantee that the colour and density you view on your monitor will exactly match the final print.
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