Consider me your go-to resource for creative and versatile art that is full of optimism and joy. My high school dream was to be “contagiously happy” and today I’m living the dream by providing art and service that makes the world smile.
I bring more than 28-years of marketing communications and graphic design expertise to the art licensing industry. An enthusiastic problem-solver, I utilize a mix of marketing strategy, persuasive communications and art & design to help clients achieve success. Give me a challenge and I’ll go crazy trying to knock your socks off!
A painter for more than two decades, my earlier collections were created with watercolors, pen and ink, then digitally manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. More recently, I’ve adopted a completely digital practice – sketching, painting and designing my latest collections (Owl at the Moon, Rooster Country, Cowboy Christmas, Frosty’s Coffee to name a few) in Adobe Photoshop. I make full use of Photoshop’s layers and groups, so sections and colors can quickly be modified or changed. I also have a strong background in acrylics as a decorative painter. But I really found my “sweet spot” when I began combining my two passions – painting and graphic design – to create art that sells products.
My goal is to be “contagiously happy” by creating images that resonate joy, optimism and hope. I like to think I’m creating a little bit of beauty and happiness people can take home.
My inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and the sweet, loving spirit of animals. Collections include icons, repeat patterns, and borders in home decor, craft & hobby, paper & stationery, seasonal, holiday, and garden flag designs.
I enjoy giving back and recirculating the many blessings I’ve received. I’m the founder of the Art Licensing Group of New Hampshire. My work and community involvement have earned numerous awards including, the 2011 W.O.W. Founder Celebrating 15 Years, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), 2010 tED Best of the Best Digital Ad Campaign, Mersen PIQ program. 2006 Women in Business Champion, US SBA, Massachusetts Office, 2006 Sixty Most Influential Women in the Merrimack Valley, GHCC, 1999 Jerry Loy Outstanding Director of the Year Award, GHCC and the 1998 Woman of the Year Award, Haverhill, MA YWCA Tribute to Women.