I am a self-taught artist, seamstress, and craftswoman, specializing in realistic artwork, minimalist artwork, Celtic knotwork, corsetry, and costuming. I have a passion for unique and custom creations, a passion for learning, and a passion for passing on what I learn. In this section you will find my portfolios, articles, and tutorials relating to fine art, my artworks created on flat, solid surfaces intended for display.
Realistic Animal Art Portfolio
My animal art evolved out of a deep desire to convey far more than just a pretty drawing of an animal. I seek to give the viewer pause, to stop and think, and gain a glimpse into the spirit or soul of the subject.
These are regalia pieces I have made for the SCA, members of the SCA, or other medieval reenactors, created using fine art media like acrylic paint, oil paint, or silk paint. Most of them are paintings, intended to be displayed or used in some way as regalia for medieval reenactment.
Minimalist and Abstract Art Portfolio
My goal in creating minimalist art is to convey a complete image, with movement and life, in the fewest strokes possible.
Celtic Knotwork Portfolio
My Celtic knotwork is based primarily on the Irish illuminated manuscripts of the middle ages and archaeological finds from the middle ages through the bronze age. They are all unique, original designs.
Landscape and Skyscape Paintings Portfolio
This is a collection of my landscape and skyscape works.
Still Life Paintings Portfolio
My still life works in oil paint and ink.
Miniature Paintings Portfolio
These are miniature, delicately detailed works of art. They usually adorn wearable items like pendants, or functional objects.
Steampunk Art Portfolio
My steampunk art is my own interpretation of creating new from old inspirations.
Technical Illustrations Portfolio
This gallery contains examples of my technical illustrations of archaeological artifacts. My goal in creating technical illustrations is to illustrate details of the artifacts which are difficult to capture with a photograph, such as emphasizing decorative details and surface texture, or visually describing the contours of the objects.
Tutorials & Articles
A Method of Drawing Celtic Knotwork - Weaves
This tutorial walks the reader through the creation of a complex Celtic knotwork weave, explaining the design principles, creative process, and finishing details.
How to Draw Fur Texture in Graphite Pencil From a Reference Photo
This tutorial describes the techniques I use to create realistic fur texture in graphite pencil.
How to Draw Fur in Colored Pencil on Black Paper
This tutorial describes in detail how to realistically draw fur on black paper, utilizing layering and opacity to create detailed color and lighting.