I am the June featured artist at Hatch Art House on Willy Street!

 

Hello friends! I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who may have discovered me recently through Hatch Art House in Madison! As you may know, I am the featured artist this month @hatcharthouse and the Reception is Friday, June 9th from 6pm-9pm. I will not be showing any of my original paintings, but will be presenting all of my high quality Giclee Fine Art Prints, which are available in a few different sizes. You can see my large scale original paintings up around town @johnsonpublichouse and @onebarrelbrewco on Atwood and @contextclothing on King Street.

In addition to painting very large portraits of wild animals, pets and my favorite Musicians, I also love to design t-shirts and bandanas. My bandanas can be purchased @contextclothing as well as through my Etsy shop. I designed the t-shirts for The Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon, where I have been a barista (give or take a few hiatuses) for almost 9 years! I am originally from a small town in the middle of Illinois, NOT Chicago or anywhere even remotely close. Before I landed myself in the Madison area and became a mama, I lived and traveled the USA (and abroad) for many years. In 1999 I earned a BFA in Drawing from MIAD in Milwaukee and then didn't stay put for more than 6 months at a time for over 6 years. I have lived and worked on an eclectic organic apple orchard in Vermont, been an "extra" in a country music video and a few Pepsi commercials and worked for a sweater manufacturing company for 3 years in Los Angeles. In 2008 I earned an MFA in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design and you can have my wallpaper design titled Mustachio custom printed by the folks @flavorpaper in Brooklyn. 

I am as nostalgic and sentimental as they come and surround myself with family heirlooms. I love a good memoir and when I can't decide what music to listen to when I'm painting, I usually re-listen to a music documentary. I LOVED the Shittown podcast. My tattoos (thank you Zach Roman of Black Moon Tattoo) are mostly of my family and I'm lucky to have the amazing Lumbering Behemoth as my man and partner in crime. 

Brava Magazine, new prints and new shirts!

It's been a busy and exciting few months. If you are in the Madison area, please pick up a copy of the March issue of Brava Magazine! There is a little write-up about yours truly! 

I am still busy getting settled into my new shop and I have been adding some new PRINTS of the original large-scale paintings. I now have 4 prints available and more will be added in the next few months. I can have full-size prints made of the originals (38"x50") as well as smaller (9x12) prints. My favorite is the 20x24 print. My shop is new and I'm still working on some kinks. If you have any questions (shipping charges, print sizes, etc...) please don't hesitate to shoot me an email! And don't forget, if you live in the Madison area, you can skip the shipping charges and arrange to pick up your prints. Use coupon code FREESHIPPING when ordering :)

I am now having my t-shirt orders fulfilled through the company called Printful in California. It's perfect for a small business like mine where I cannot afford to have blank shirts in stock, ready to print. This way, you order a shirt from my shop and Printful does the printing and is shipped from California. So far I am very happy with the quality and it's opened up a few doors for me to explore some shirt designs I've had tucked away for quite some time. All my shirts are printed on either American Apparel, Alternative or Bella + Canvas. I am still offering the So It Goes shirt hand-printed on an Alternative Apparel women's burn-out t, because I love that shirt so much. 

Always inspired by music, my latest t-shirt design is inspired by the Neil Young song Pocahontas, on the Rust Never Sleep album. And still in the oven, but coming very soon you will see some classic Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer and GNR inspired shirts. I have a lot of this in my arsenal, so stay tuned!

I will also be hanging work at TWO new locations in the Madison area within the next month. New paintings, new shirts, new locations....

In the meantime, you can always see my work at Johnson Public House in Madison as well as Wendigo Tavern in Stoughton. Thanks for checking in! Please drop me an email with any questions or if you just wanna say hi!