Portfolio – Illustrations

Commercial Art & Public Art Portfolio

With over forty years of illustrating, I’ve had the opportunity to create a diversity of illustrations ranging from to simple designs to realistic illustrations. The range of ideas I have created is the result of listening to my clients, asking them lots of questions, and then I let my intuition, imagination, and expertise emerge. The styles that emerge are the results of what the client wants and needs. Here are some of my favorite artworks. Click on the images to see more on each image.

WHO I’VE CREATE FOR: I’ve been a professional artist and illustrator for over forty years. My list of commercial clientele includes 20th Century Fox, Sirius Software, and Black Bear Diner, plus many more. My list of public art projects includes Salt Lake City Airport, Sacramento Science Center and Junior Museum, City of Klamath Falls, plus other public organizations.

BRIEF HISTORY: While attending junior college I began illustrating science museum exhibits and planetarium shows at the Science Center and Museum Sierra College, California. I later became the art director and helped coordinate, create, and implement planetarium slide shows. I also helped improve natural history exhibits. After attending Sierra College, I transferred to U.C. Davis to complete my fine art studies. While at Davis I began illustrating computer game covers for Sirius Software, and other computer game companies. In 1997 my husband, Harry, and I began screen printing and embroidering apparel products. Our biggest client was Black Bear Diner, but we had hundreds of smaller clients.

WHAT I DO: I like taking an idea and turning it into a visual reality. My illustrations combine traditional and digital methods. For traditional methods I illustrate on paper, board, or canvas, and use watercolors, oils, pen and ink, pencil, gouache, and acrylics – whatever works best. I scan the physical art into a digital format and digitally enhance, float, embellish, etc. . . . the digital files. For digital methods I create illustrations and graphic designs directly on the computer. My favorite digital program to use is Photoshop where I draw and paint directly on the computer using a digital art pad. I then digitally enhance, float, embellish, etc..  Sometimes I work in layers, and sometimes I work in Channels (T-shirt separations). I also use Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw.

WHY IT MATTERS: Good art inspires us and has the power to make us notice it, ourselves, and our world. It has the power to carry messages, and that’s what I like to do – make art that impacts and matters. I’m a creative thinker and love to let my creativity flourish, and it is in those creative realms that I excel.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Apparel Illustrations | Book Cover and Content Illustrations | Computer Game Covers | Murals and Exhibits | Logos | Photoshop | Corel Draw | Illustrator |

Portfolio of my commercial art and public art, by categories. Includes description and a story behind the artworks if I have one.

Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

Harley Bear

Harley Bear

Trekker Bear

Trekker Bear

Crater Lake Bald Eagle Call

Crater Lake Bald Eagle Call

Grand Canyon Eagle

Grand Canyon Eagle

Celebrate Life’s Pleasures

Celebrate Life’s Pleasures

Big Dogs Make Great Chairs

Big Dogs Make Great Chairs

Wise Wolf

Wise Wolf

Where Wolf

Where Wolf

Meridian Lake and Mt. Ranier

Meridian Lake and Mt. Ranier

Proud Wolves – Beadwork

Proud Wolves – Beadwork

Happy Howlidays

Happy Howlidays

Wolf Mates Beadwork

Wolf Mates Beadwork

Bald Eagle Beadwork

Bald Eagle Beadwork

Curious Fox Beadwork

Curious Fox Beadwork

Otterly Cool

Otterly Cool

Bearelling Along

Bearelling Along

Bearski

Bearski

Boarder Bear

Boarder Bear

Crater Lake Proud Bald Eagle

Crater Lake Proud Bald Eagle

Pintos

Pintos

Rhododendron Graphic

Rhododendron Graphic

The Wave and Roadrunner

The Wave and Roadrunner

Bear Clan

Bear Clan

The Three Bears

The Three Bears

The Bug That Stole Christmas

The Bug That Stole Christmas

American Eagle

American Eagle

Bobcat Sentinel with Beads

Bobcat Sentinel with Beads

Bobcat Sentinel

Bobcat Sentinel

Crater Lake Wolf

Crater Lake Wolf

Mt. Shasta Azalea Graphic

Mt. Shasta Azalea Graphic

Death Valley Compilation

Death Valley Compilation

Zion River Graphic

Zion River Graphic

Escalante Graphic

Escalante Graphic

Hiker Totem

Hiker Totem

Yosemite Half Dome

Yosemite Half Dome

Cycle Totem

Cycle Totem

Skier Totem

Skier Totem

Almost Bearadise

Almost Bearadise

Horses and Sky

Horses and Sky

Youngblood

Youngblood

Brother Elk

Brother Elk

Coming Home

Coming Home

Fish ‘N’ Fly

Fish ‘N’ Fly

Sugar Babies

Sugar Babies

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Horse Totem

Horse Totem

Paddle Totem

Paddle Totem

Devine Canines Totem

Devine Canines Totem

Cute ‘N’ Cubbly

Cute ‘N’ Cubbly

Diner’s Open

Diner’s Open

Tatanga

Tatanga

Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Trophy Buck

Trophy Buck

Sugar N Spice

Sugar N Spice

Wanna Play

Wanna Play

I Love Bugs

I Love Bugs

Feed Me!

Feed Me!

Trumpeter Beauty

Trumpeter Beauty

Wild Iris Graphic

Wild Iris Graphic

Mt. Shasta and Wild Blue Flax

Mt. Shasta and Wild Blue Flax

Bass and Trout

Bass and Trout

Foxy

Foxy

Alpenglow Wolf

Alpenglow Wolf

Friskies

Friskies

Sorrel Mare

Sorrel Mare

Hobie Yak Sailing

Hobie Yak Sailing

Grin and Bare It!

Grin and Bare It!

Proud Abearican

Proud Abearican

Unbearlievable!

Unbearlievable!

Unusual Growth

Unusual Growth

Football Bear

Football Bear

Bearobics

Bearobics

Garlicy Bear

Garlicy Bear

Arm Bears

Arm Bears

Lilac and Swallowtail

Lilac and Swallowtail

Sealion Pals

Sealion Pals

Starfish Bouquet

Starfish Bouquet

Desert Garland

Desert Garland

Dinosaur Graphic

Dinosaur Graphic

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Mt. Shasta Lake Siskiyou

Mt. Shasta Lake Siskiyou

Crater Lake Kittens

Crater Lake Kittens

Crater Lake Bear

Crater Lake Bear

Bear Beings

Bear Beings

Reptile Style Totem

Reptile Style Totem

Artist Totem

Artist Totem

Gray Whale Totem

Gray Whale Totem

Humpback Whale Totem

Humpback Whale Totem

Pacific Northwest Wolf Totem

Pacific Northwest Wolf Totem

Have Mercy on Your Soul

Have Mercy on Your Soul

Prevent Cruelty to Vegetables

Prevent Cruelty to Vegetables

Minnow Pause

Minnow Pause

Made Me Do It

Made Me Do It

Hot Flash Mama

Hot Flash Mama

Expose Your Underwear

Expose Your Underwear

The Journey Is the Reward

The Journey Is the Reward

To Be or Not RV

To Be or Not RV

Be Free! RV!

Be Free! RV!

Let Me RV

Let Me RV

Follow the Road

Follow the Road

Known Fear

Known Fear

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