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.
“We are the music-makers, and the dreamers of dreams.”