Welcome!! I’m so happy you’ve taken time today to look at my art. I live in a small town in the far southwestern corner of Virginia, where natural inspiration is all around me – the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the clear waters of the Clinch River, and the brilliant stars that aren’t fully appreciated until you spend an evening out in the country where the sky is truly dark.
I live with my fiancé, Tracy, on our small farm in the valley. We purchased our property when it was just an old cow field. Over the past ten years, we’ve put a lot of love and hard work into building our farm from the ground up and it’s been a very rewarding experience. I have three wonderful horses and a rescue dog, Daisy, who may be small but has a tremendous spirit. I enjoy hiking and doing agility with Daisy, who recently earned her first Champion title in UKC. I am passionate about capturing my pets’ unique personalities and funny antics through my art.
I have been painting and dabbling in photography my entire life. I’ve not had the best of luck with traditional jobs – I’ve been laid off four times in the last ten years due to outsourcing and company closures – and I decided that now was as good a time as ever to turn my passion into my career. I am a member of ‘Round The Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network‘, and the Abingdon Arts Depot.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Shamrock Studios. I look forward to working with you to create something special!