• It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the size and complexity of the project. A 6x6 inch piece, for instance, takes me anywhere from 1 to 7 hours.

  • No, I majored in journalism and political science at Indiana University.

  • The work of many other painters inspires me a lot, but in day-to-day life, I am especially inspired by observing all the interesting ways in which light falls and interacts with the world.

  • The only answer to that is practice. It became more and more refined and identifiable with more and more time spent painting.

  • I always enjoyed drawing, but I started painting in March of 2020 when I was laid off due to the pandemic and needed a hobby to fill the time.

  • I mainly work with acrylics and oils. Almost all my work completed before November of 2023 was done in oils, but I now work in acrylic as well.

  • Practice, random Youtube videos on subjects that I needed help with, wetcanvas.com forums, and books on painting.

  • My prints are giclée printed on Hahnemuhle bamboo fine art paper. This acid-free, archival matte paper is very lightly textured and heavyweight (290 gsm). It is a sustainable & environmentally-friendly paper.

  • Yes, with the exception of specific incidental shipping restrictions that occasionally pop up for certain countries. Please be aware of any such restrictions in your country before ordering.

  • I stamp the back of original paintings with my personal stamp. Prints are now shipped directly from my printers' studios, so the backs are stamped with my signature rather than hand-signed.

  • Prints typically dispatch within 1-4 business days. Original painting dispatch and shipping times vary depending on how recently the piece was completed (i.e. whether or not it needs time to dry/varnish) and where you're located. Drying can take up to three weeks. Domestic orders are usually delivered within 4 business days of dispatch. International orders vary more but usually arrive within two to three weeks of dispatch. I am a one-woman team so please be patient with shipping and handling times! :)

  • All domestic orders of original paintings are shipped via USPS. They are wrapped in acid-free paper or plastic sleeves and then wrapped in bubble wrap, then packaged in either a bubble wrap mailer or a box depending on size.

    International orders of original works are mailed either with USPS or UPS, depending on the cost of the painting, destination, and incidental shipping restrictions (sometimes depending on location and cost of goods USPS doesn't offer shipping options).

  • There is always a possibility that international orders will be subject to customs fees/taxes, so please know the rules in your country. Customers are responsible for any customs/duty fees and taxes. Please remember to check your email and track your package so that there are no issues with failed deliveries/unpaid customs fees--it's never fun to see a package I shipped come back to my porch* with a bunch of "failed delivery" stickers! If a package is returned to me due to the customer not paying the fees or taxes, the customer is responsible for shipping costs to ship again (and any fees/taxes incurred on the second attempt). Please inform yourself on potential costs in your country and be prepared to pay them immediately so that you don't have to pay for shipping twice. Once a painting is dry, packed up and dropped off at post office, please expect around two weeks between dispatch and international delivery. 

    *Shipping costs will not be refunded in these circumstances.

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