Sunday, November 3, 2013

Last Post


I feel like I am in a new stage in my life and my work, so I felt it appropriate to start a new blog. This new blog will be more convenient since it is combined with my main website. Click the link above to check it out. I hope you enjoy it and that you continue to check in every once in a while. Thanks so much for your interest in my work. I love hearing your comments and knowing I have some friends out there who like my work. It is very motivating and I am so grateful for your continuing support!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

IF - Underwater

For Illustration Friday's "Underwater" theme. Completely digital - well, except for some scanned textures. I have missed doing IF themes! I wish I had more time to do art for fun.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tiny Talks

Heres a sneak peek at my latest book illustration project. The book is called "Tiny Talks" by Heidi Doxey and is part of a series of books to help kids and their parents prepare talks for primary. It will be released in time to coincide with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints new primary themes for next year. I did one illustration for each month as well as the cover.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Virginia

My school - Southern Virginia University
Hello everyone! Sorry I have not posted in forever. Our little family made a big move from Utah to Virginia last month and I started a new job, a new book illustration project, and a new semester at a new school! I am so excited to be here and be so close to historical architecture and art! It is truly beautiful here. I was able to quickly browse through the National Gallery of art in D.C. last week and will be spending a whole day there on the 12th of October (I am so excited). I know I am going to have lots of awesome art experiences here. I promise to keep the blog updated with my art adventures and post all my latest artwork!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Like A Seashell - Holy Ghost Blanket

Illustration detail from The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket. It will be out tuesday next week!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket

Here are some finished spreads from my latest book project - a picture book called The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket, written by Annalisa Hall. It has been a truly great project to work on, and I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. It teaches children about the Holy Ghost using simple analogies, like a rose, a seashell, an umbrella, and others.




The book will be officially released on August 13th, but there are copies available already on Amazon. It is a great baptism gift, sunday book or bedtime story. I'm really proud of it and I hope you have the chance to pick up a copy. You can find out more about it and read some reviews here.


P. S. My little family is going to be moving to Virginia next month! It will be a big change from rural Utah and we are very excited! I'll keep you posted on the great new art experiences I have in the east!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Trompe L'oeil

This is a Trompe L'oeil painting (meaning "to fool the eye"). 6" x 10", oil on panel. I did it for my oil painting class a couple semesters ago and kind of forgot about it.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

One Shark, No Swim

Cover for One Shark, No Swim, the next book in the Niuhi Shark Saga by Lehua Parker, Illustrated by me. I believe it is slated for release in August (but I'm not sure). If you want to see the first book cover, look here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Edinburgh - Oil Sketch

I've been really into oil painting lately. This is a quick study I did of Edinburgh, Scotland, from a photo I took when I was there at age 13. I'm pretty new at oils so its exciting to experiment with a new medium.