Impressions of Nature

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

Category: Drawings

A Case of the Mondays

Night Owl is taking flight! Here is a detail of what’s on the drawing table. So far today has been pretty productive since my little man decided to take a nap for an hour and a half.ūüėČ Happy Monday!¬†IMG_4490

Art Blast 2016

I just wanted to share a few¬†of the Picasso inspired “Blue Guitars” that my 4-7 year olds completed today, at the Mobile Museum of Art. These three were my favorite. They are a lively bunch but very creative! If your children did not get to participate in Art Blast this summer, be sure to check it out next year. We have a lot of fun!


This is Brandon’s (4 years old). He cut out his shapes all by himself.ūüėČ


This is Jayden’s (4 years old!). I love the expressive lines that she incorporated.


Ella (7 years old) did a great job adding monochromatic tints and shades of blue.

Art Camp 2016

This week I had a group of 9-11 year olds for 2 hours (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday). They were so polite, focused and prolific. I love the work that came out of this group! Here are a few shots of the girls working and some of their pastel paintings.







Night Owl Sneak Peek

“Serenade us,” Wood Thrush suggested…


In honor of Mother’s Day‚Ķ.I thought that I would share a photo of this little firecracker creating her very first painting. Thanks for making me a Mom sweet girl. I love you to the moon and back. IMG_6848

Owl Meets Peacock

I’m working on storyboards today. This is a sketch from spread 6. Both of my babies decided to take naps so I’m actually getting a lot of work done on this beautiful Thursday. I decided to procrastinate a little and post one of my favorite scenes, when owl compares herself to peacock. I just love owl’s little expression. These feathers are going to be so much fun to paint. Stay tuned!¬†IMG_8369

Sidewalk Art Competition

Today was the first (ever in history) LODA Squares, Sidewalk Art Competition in Mobile, AL. It was hosted¬†by the Mobile Arts Council ( in conjunction with the SouthSounds music festival/art market and sponsored by several local businesses. I was sponsored by Folkers Windows (thank you!) The artists were asked to draw¬†from 11:00 – 3:00 and the People’s Choice voting began at 3:00 pm.

I had a great time working along side 15 other artists at the Cathedral Square. We could not have asked for better weather with the high around 72 degrees and a nice breeze blowing through all day long.

Thank you to all who came out to support the arts (and me). It really meant a lot to see some familiar faces.ūüėČ I had so much fun and I won first place!








The awesome”trophy” by artist Chris Cumbie

videography by Meggan Haller

The Best Part

Am I the only one who enjoys this part?


Heron was elegant. Flamingo was bold.

Another detail (sneak peak).


New Project Update

This is a¬†sneak peek of what I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. The project is coming together‚Ķslowly but surely‚Ķ. Isn’t he cute?

owl illustration


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