Painting

Naomi

Naomi Monstrochika June Lady of the Month

Oh no! I have been so busy I forgot to post my June Lady of the Month. My day job has been taking up a lot of time and mental energy so I have been kind of slacking in the art department lately. 

For the month of June, I have decided to present you with my very good friend from Chicago, Naomi! We met probably a decade ago when I was tabling at the DIY Trunk Show, trying to sell some mini comix and crocheted creatures. Naomi was volunteering and we ended up chatting for quite some time and I thought she was very cool and we struck up a friendship. Later on we started meeting up with some other artist friends on a semi weekly basis to draw or paint together at local cafe's. Naomi is one of my favorite people on this planet, she is cheerful and optimistic with a touch of grumpiness (#oldchicagolady) and a huge sense of humor. She is an incredible artist who also paints in a colorful style and has done some large murals. Visit Monstrochika to see what I'm talking about. The monster in the painting that she is painting, in this painting is a character that she includes in many of her pieces. I miss you Naomi!!!

Debbie

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Because today is Mother's Day I have decided that my May Lady of the Month is my mom, Debbie! With her in this portrait is her grand-daughter (my niece) Ivy Lee, another lady that I love to pieces. My mom is funny, wacky and as Ivy would say "Nuts". She taught me to be independent and crafty and always encouraged me to follow my dreams. I love you Mom! 

If you would like to order a portrait for your mom click here. 

Noelle

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I admire Noelle for her intelligence, creativity and kindness. She loves animals. When I visited her in San Francisco she had cleverly designed her jewelry studio to be in a closet, so I think she is a creative genius! I also think that if Noelle were to give me advice I would trust it. 

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Works in Progress

Here is a peek at some things I'm working on in my studio. I found some wooden eggs at Michaels back in May that were on clearance. I offered to paint simple portraits on them as a special for anyone who is subscribed to my newsletter. I am also working on a special project, for fun, working on a series of portraits of 48 of my lady friends and family who I admire. I will be posting one a month starting in January 2017. 

15 Cool Cats

Below is a gallery showcasing some of my work that features cats. If you would like me to paint a cat portrait email a few snapshots and we can discuss materials, size, price, etc.