I am a self-taught, always learning, traditional artist located in Niles, Ohio, where I live and work in a home built by my great-grandfather in 1915. He enjoyed making things with his hands and some of his creations still exist in my home today. His youngest son, my grandfather, was also a creative man who was born and raised in this house and he taught me to draw horses when I was a little girl. Naming my collection "Century House Art" seemed an apt homage to two great men and my family history in this city.
Built in 1915, this house has been a home to four generations. I remember watching Bob Ross on TV in the living room here and dreaming of being a great artist someday.
Working from the peace and comfort of my own home grants me the freedom to be creative whenever the mood strikes.
I am immersed in my art most of the time, so inspiration is easy to tap into.
Graphite, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil & acrylic paint make up the majority of my work, with a focus on realism and occasional misadventures into surrealism and the darker side of life. I am inspired by the peaceful scenes of my backyard koi ponds and the faces I see out in the world. I love to capture the beauty of ordinary people just being themselves and the authentic emotional experience of everyday life.
OVER A CENTURY OF HISTORY
Over 100 years of handmade craftsmanship under one roof.