I'm a self-taught artist from Michigan. I paint mostly fantasy related work, and my art has a tendency to lean toward dark, gothic themes. I work mainly with watercolor, watercolor pencils, ink and acrylic. Anything and everything inspires me, books, movies, music, my own random ideas that come out of nowhere. I have loved to create for as long as I remember. I chose fantasy art because there is such an unlimited amount of possibilities. I can make anything that I imagine take form. And once I tried watercolors, I was addicted.
Sombres Charmes/Dark Charms Artbook, A French art book on the subject of witches that feature a compilation of different artists. This book is availble through the publisher, Editions du Chat Noir.
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I love to read, and am always reading something. That is probably my favorite thing to do beside drawing or painting. Some of my favorite authors are Jacqueline Carey, Anne Bishop, Laurell K. Hamilton, J. R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Elizabeth Chadwick. Fantasy, paranormal, romance and historicals are the main genres I read; I like to be taken away. ;)
I also love music, and have to have it playing at all times while I paint. I mostly listen to heavy metal. Some of my favorite bands are Opeth, In Flames, Leave's Eyes, Amorphis, Nightwish, and Rammstein. To name a few.
I also now make jewelry! To view and purchase some of my creations, please visit my jewelry site! The shopping cart on that site is connected to the shopping cart here, so you can shop at both in one transaction!
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