When I'm not at my easel or computer, Baby and I are out enjoying nature and taking more photos to inspire my painting. My quirky sense of humor and eclectic tastes come through in all my work. I hope you enjoy looking around my galleries.
About seventeen years ago, I began taking painting classes on a whim. Although I'd always been creative, until then my creativity had mostly taken the form of writing and music. Learning about color and design opened up whole new modes of creativity and expression for me and I've been making things ever since.
The name "Wild Pines Studio" is an extension of my self-publishing imprint "Wild Pines Press." I chose Wild Pines because it combined two things I love: wildness, which is a sublime form of freedom, and pine trees. As a child, I spent hours and hours exploring and climbing trees in the pine woods at the back of our property. Those are wonderful memories. I still love walking in the woods.
I am extremely fortunate to have the luxury of my own creative space in the basement of our home where I design and create in several media, but mostly acrylics, colored pencil, and printmaking. I can't stick to one medium; that feels like being trapped, not being free. I love the process of taking an idea and figuring out how to manifest that into a physical object. I can't stop doing it. To me, that's freedom.