I might like color…just a little bit.

And animals. And flowers. Space is pretty cool too. And it’s hard to resist amazing rust on an old train. My work spans the spectrum because I love trying new things, and exploring everything our amazing world has to offer. What ties it all together? My passion for color. It is my foundation.  

Everyone has at least one favorite color and usually a few they try and avoid. Color wraps us in memories and moments. It speaks to each person individually, and yet ties us together through shared experiences. It shapes how we feel, expresses who we are, and makes our space – ours. 

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MY STORY

embrace what you love

I’ve always made art, though I haven’t always considered myself an artist. There are days I still wonder if I chose the right path. Sometimes I feel like nothing I make is good enough. Self-doubt can be consuming. There are times I have to work very hard to make my way through doubt and depression. That’s why I focus on color. It grounds me. I know it, and feel it, and there’s comfort and strength in that.

I am inspired by nature, and my family and the things we all love. So yes, there’s tons of cat drawings. We have 4 cats. And lots of flowers, because who can resist those colors! Space pieces because at one point I was going to be an astronaut, and trains because when my kids were little they loved trains. You’ll also notice influences from mid-century modern and art nouveau design as well as fabric patterns and quilts. My work is infused with color, pattern, emotion and precious details that capture the spirit and essence of things I love. 

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MY STORY

embrace what you love

I’ve always made art, though I haven’t always considered myself an artist. There are days I still wonder if I chose the right path. Sometimes I feel like nothing I make is good enough. Self-doubt can be consuming. There are times I have to work very hard to make my way through doubt and depression. That’s why I focus on color. It grounds me. I know it, and feel it, and there’s comfort and strength in that.

I am inspired by nature, and my family and the things we all love. So yes, there’s tons of cat drawings. We have 4 cats. And lots of flowers, because who can resist those colors! Space pieces because at one point I was going to be an astronaut, and trains because when my kids were little they loved trains. You’ll also notice influences from mid-century modern and art nouveau design as well as fabric patterns and quilts. My work is infused with color, pattern, emotion and precious details that capture the spirit and essence of things I love. 

PROCESS

details make the difference

I work primarily with colored pencils, but often combine them with wax crayons, acrylics, watercolors, and gouache. It takes many layers to build up the vibrant colors and amazing details I’m looking for. Washes add depth and touches of metallic paint add fun and whimsy. Details are done with traditional colored pencil techniques. My works emphasize our shared connections and experiences to my subjects. We all have a story, and our stories are better together.

FOUNDATION

still growing and learning

I grew up in Rock Hill, SC. My parents were both high school Biology teachers, and they taught me to appreciate nature. My fascination with space and science fiction brought me to Huntsville, AL. I graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. Following college I was employed by various companies as a web programmer, graphic designer, and art director. In 2002, I launched my own business, ChromAddict.

My work has been included in publications such as “Colored Pencil Magazine”, “Ann Kulberg’s Color! Magazine”, “Art Galleries and Artists of the South”, Strokes of Genius 6 and 10, and Colored Pencil Dogs & Cats. I was the Featured Artist in the 2016 Spring Edition of the Strathmore Artist Newsletter. Exhibits include Colored Pencil Society of America’s International Exhibition, Special Merit Awards in various exhibits on Light Space & Time Online Gallery, and regional art festivals and juried shows.

My studio is located in historic Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, the second largest privately owned arts center in the U.S. I also have a home studio. My husband and two boys understand that often my work will take over every flat surface in our house. There’s always a cat sleeping in my favorite chair, and a Lego where I least expect it.

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STUDIO

Studio 2038, 2nd Floor North Side
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805

HOURS

Currently there are NO open studio hours.

Studio appointments are available during Lowe Mill A&E open hours at the following times: 
Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4:00 PM

Be sure to check my Facebook page for the most recent notifications.

STUDIO

Studio 2038, 2nd Floor North Side
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805

HOURS

Currently there are NO open studio hours.

Studio appointments are available during Lowe Mill A&E open hours at the following times: 
Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4:00 PM

Be sure to check my Facebook page for the most recent notifications.