Big news! My art shop is open for business - on this very website!
I tried using a few third-party websites for convenience sake, but it wasn’t working. Having my own online shop allows me to customize, personalize, and work directly with you rather than having a middle man. Shipping on the other hand…that is a bear I have yet to tackle…. but it will get figured out in time!
In my shop I have three main items: original canvas paintings, prints, and my newest love- hand painted jackets! I so enjoy painting custom jackets, and its even more fun when I can thrift for them too. (If you have a jacket you want painted, hit me up!)
Art is an ever-evolving thing for me, and I’m always looking for new ideas, new inspiration, new directions…. as a result, here are five things that I have been thinking about lately:
I plan to photograph and upload other pieces that won’t necessarily be for sale, but will at least offer another perspective on my painting style. I have a few sketch books that could turn into a neat little series, and I’ll definitely add photos of my sketches in the future!
Something I have seen other artists do that is intriguing is create a coffee table book of their smaller pieces, sketches, watercolors, etc. One day, it would be fun to compile all my sketches together into a creative little book. It may only end up on my coffee table (and my mom’s!) but hey, you’d be surprised at how many more ideas I get when I look back at older sketches!
I’ve read that artists should generally have one style that they are an expert on, so they can be known for that one style and create a “following”. I see this on Instagram, and it makes for a pretty aesthetic, but I feel like it would get boring to paint the same thing over and over and over…. Which is why you see me paint all sorts of different things lol. I do want to hone in on a style - something that is unique to me - and I don’t think I’m there yet… but I’m working on it!
I like plants…I like painting plants (they were the subject of my first 231984 sketches and paintings)…. and I’m sort of thinking about painting POTS for plants. A lot of my own plants are in terracotta pots that I painted, and I’ve painted pots for family and friends. Maybe one day I’ll add them to the shop….what would be even cooler is to partner with a local potter/clay artist and do a collaboration….. but for now, I would love to hear your thoughts!
My husband is the sweetest man in the world; he puts up with my messes, makes room for my art stuff, and encourages me to step outside my comfort zone. Shout out to him for helping me get this shop off the ground and pushing me forward towards more and more creativity <3
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback - comment below, email, or message me on Instagram! And thank you for your continued support <3