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I have studied art throughout my life starting at a young age being taught by my father, a book illustrator. I then went on to study at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, The Art Institute Online of Pittsburgh, and the Academy of Art University of San Francisco. My love of nature later inspired me to complete a Liberal Studies degree with a concentration in Environmental Science. I have created art that I printed on cards and commissioned to local gift shops. In 2010 I opened a small pet care business, which I still run, and started creating pet and animal-inspired art. While out with the animals, I take lots of photos that I later use as references for my art.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Element of Surprise

The element of surprise has always been a part of our existence. The not knowing, the unexpected around every corner can be stressful or can motivate change. When those moments of chaos, be it good or bad by ones own definition, arise we often are forced to reexamine our priorities.

 Here is my most recent portrait; the surprised kitten. The young explorer loves to investigate the world and get into mischief. Sometimes she falls, and sometimes she leaps to great heights gaining new perspective. It's a simplistic notion I suppose, but next time you find yourself surprised by something, observe if it knocked you down or picked you up. It's not always the surprise itself that creates change, it's your reaction to it, and how we react is most likely dictated by our perspective, our own story. Unexpected moments can be a great turning point in your life, but you have to be willing to explore, investigate, fall down, and chance the unexpected around the next corner.

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