Pottery Barn Kids

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Photo credit: Pottery Barn Kids

Hey everyone! I know it’s been soooo long right! Truth is, I tend to put my blog last because I’m so busy with business and home stuff. I find Instagram so much easier and quicker. I just finished a whole bunch of deadlines, so I’ve made a commitment to you that I’m going to try and post once a week. Yay, I do love speaking to you and sharing stuff that’s going on.

So about a year ago I was asked to submit to my abstract art to Pottery Barn Kids, I was so excited but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Yunno being an artist has it’s ups and downs, just like everything else. So after many presentations and lots of hard work between many people, my art is now available at PBK.You can see the canvas art HERE 

Next week I’m going to share more about how I took my business from children’s illustration to abstract painting.

 

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Photo credit: Pottery Barn Kids

Being An Artist

One of the most interesting things about being an artist is that you can create anything you want to. I started with licensing my art on children’s products now I’m selling original art in my online shop and licensing it with great companies. It’s such an exciting and rewarding career. I literally never stop thinking about what I want to create and there is not enough hours in the day. There are so many options for being an artist these days for people starting out. From Interior Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Web Design, Painting, Licensing, Fashion Design, Illustrator, the list goes on. When I decided to become a full time artist I never knew where it would take me or even how I was going to do it. I just knew that is was what I was suppose to do. Everyone’s journey is different and unique, there is no exact way to go about it, just follow your heart and it will flow from there. It’s never too late to start, I finished my art degree in my late 20’s and didn’t really start my career until my 30’s.

The above painting is a recent one, sold in my shop. Click on the image to view more details.

The English Room

 

Deliciousness

 

A great big THANK YOU to Holly Hollingsworth Phillips at The English Room for the lovely post about my work. So excited to be featured on her amazing blog. You can read the feature HERE.

Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is a residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room, which is based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Holly’s style is elegant, eclectic and colorful. She has completed homes all over the east coast that have ranged from the super modern to very traditional while keeping it true to her style. She loves overseeing the design process from beginning to end. The best part is when your clients really trust you and set you free to do what you do best. Her love of color, pattern and layering of old and new can be seen in all her work. According to Holly, “Color makes people happy!” She loves the mixing the tradition of the past with the modern style of the future.