I spent a lot of time focusing on family last year, but I did get to create a few lovely portraits along the way! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Hey! I was fortunate enough to collaborate with my brother-in-law, Brian Aguado on an illustration to accompany an article he co-authored, which was published in this month's Nature Biomedical Engineering! And my illustration was chosen for the cover, which was pretty wonderful. To check out the article and illustrations, here's the link to view the PDF:
We're pretty excited!


I got to paint this lovely little lady at the beach! What a cutie!
Thanks, Susan Paul!

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I had to take a break from this one while working on a commissioned piece, but this is how it's looking now. I've been tackling some of the more detailed hair areas! Time to get back to it and get it done!

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Building layers in my Amelia drawing! Carving out where highlights and curls appear and starting to work in texture on her sweater. I'm LOVING this drawing!

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I have some work hanging in Espresso Royale in Dinky Town! If you're in the U of M area, stop in for coffee and check it out!!
<<411 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis>>

Just a special note.. When you commission an artist to do a very specific project (a portrait of your family) and agree to the price, please plan on actually purchasing the artwork. I learned a hard lesson this past year when a person commissioned some work with no real intention of buying it. I'm very flexible and easy going with customers but I do expect to be paid after I put in my time and effort to create something. I'm thankful for 99.9% of my customers who genuinely want to buy something they order. Thanks!

I'm finally returning to the Amelia drawing to go along with the Andrew drawing! The world always needs more sweet faces smiling. Progress photos soon!

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I love creating special portraits for people! This one was commissioned by my brother. It's of his friend and her two young daughters sitting by a waterfall. He surprised her with it today!!

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A new year comes with all new projects! I'm getting ready to show artwork in February in Minneapolis. I'm building canvases today to have some new things in the mix.

Happy Cyber Monday! If you're looking for any stocking stuffer ideas online today, I have a few things that are small, cute and all $5 or less. The mini-fruit prints are 4"x4" and the gourds and bacon are the perfect size for bookmarks, but you could totally hang them up too.

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Hope to see you all today! Stop by and say hi!

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I'll be showing/selling artwork, fine art prints, hand painted signs, and art prints designed for children's rooms at this show on the 27th in New Brighton! There will also be: homemade seasonings, handmade crocheted and silkscreened items, purses, books, pottery, Mary Kay, Lularoe, Jamberry Nails, handmade glass and an awesome EggRoll Truck. So for sure check it out if you're in the area! It's a great opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts from local businesses.

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I'm getting ready for an artist/vendor show at the end of November in New Brighton, MN! I'm busy creating new stuff to sell at the show and will have art and prints on hand as well. More info about that soon! Happy Wednesday!

I haven't updated in a while, but I've actually been pretty busy!
After I finished my Andrew drawing, I had several commissioned portraits to work on, a digital scientific illustration, and another starry night Minneapolis painting to create! It's been a busy summer.
And I'm working on a lovely watercolor portrait of a mom with her daughters (that I'll share when it's done) and some graphic art prints that I'm making to sell. I'll share all of that with you soon!

The finished drawing! Time for framing then to begin the Amelia drawing to go along with it!

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Andrew in-progress. Still some work to go on the tie, his face, and hair. But I'm very happy with how it's evolving!

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