I am a native Texan, born and raised in the Houston area. I studied Art at Houston Baptist University (and British History, too), graduating in 2008. Soon after graduating I launched my little business, Blue Giraffe Art Works, but was only able to be a part-time artist. After several years as an English teacher my creative juices were overflowing, so I packed up my books and dived head first into my art work. Blue Giraffe Art Works mainly focuses on custom portraits of people and pets, painted in a “pop” style. This style sprung from my senior art thesis show in which I created sixteen portraits of people who had impacted my life in some way. Commissions through Blue Giraffe eventually opened up to pet portraits- dogs, cats, horses, and more - and that is my main avenue of artistic expression these days.
I believe that once you are here on Earth, you are never gone, and Art is a way of leaving a little piece of ourselves behind in time. Brushes, paints, fabrics, photographs, music, color and form, are tools to interpret all that is our world. I am intrigued by human relationships and passion. The way in which people interact through body language and emotions is so fascinating and beautiful that it can only be explained by the complexity in which God created mankind. Every detail of this world cannot be overlooked for its splendor and function. Often when I feel overwhelmed by emotion- whether it is peace, anger, love or confusion, I find the desire to create. In this process I take a journey into the imagination, into a world where I have the control to mold and create, and I allow myself to escape through free expression. The goal of my art work is to invite someone, even if only for a moment, to glance into the imaginary and feel that freedom of being an unbound spirit in God’s world of color and creation.
“We are the music-makers, and the dreamers of dreams.”
Please take a look at some of my paintings featured in the online Galleries. You will also find links to pricing information and procedures for commissioning a hand-painted original.
I hope to hear from you soon!