"Chris is an extremely talented artist who captured my cats' personalities perfectly, even though she never met them! Her attention to detail regarding my descriptions of their quirks, and her translation of these unique features into portrayals on canvas far exceeded my expectations. She provided many opportunities for review/feedback sessions along the way, to make sure that I would be satisfied with the end result, which I absolutely am! On top of this, she is very speedy, efficient and affordable. My pets are like my children and Chris has helped me memorialize them in a unique and precious way. I highly recommend working with her if you have the chance!"
-Angie S. Owner of original paintings Tower Trouble, Little Eiffel and Proper Chap
"Chris has such talent! She possesses an intuitive creativity that enables her to illuminate your best friend’s soul on canvas. She’s easy to work with, presents ideas and questions and sketches that help translate how you feel about your pet and how your pet feels about you, into a stunning representation that is unique to you and your pet’s personality and the bond that you share. I had a portrait done to give as a gift, a surprise, so Chris had to work from photographs, which can be difficult, but she made it easy, it’s a treasured and cherished gift, and we could not have been more pleased with the outcome."
-Michelle T. Owner of original painting Lola
"I recently purchased a print of Chris’ work - she is so easy to work with - the print arrived at my home nearly immediately. I just love how she captured a very complex human situation in a single face. How amazing - she put conflicting emotions down on canvas. I have been taking pictures of my dog to get ready for her to work her magic on a painting of him."
-Janet H. Owner of archival print of Shoe Storm
Although born and raised in the gateway city of St. Louis, Kansas City is what I call home. Creating has always been an integral part of how I perceive life and my journey through it.
I found my passion with a lengthy teaching career in Gardner, Kansas. In the spring of 2017, however, I ultimately discovered I could no longer treat my competing passion for Art as a hobby.
My career now is to create acrylic paintings that may bring joy to you and others. I have a great love of animals and enjoy creating animal portraits by commission.
When not painting, I serve as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for my local non-profit cat rescue, Another Chance Cat Rescue.
I’m a good listener whose only agenda is to create a painting you and your loved ones can cherish through the years to come. I work from photographs and am in regular communication with my clients in pursuit of their satisfaction. I hope you enjoy my work and consider it for your home.
You can commission me to create a painting uniquely yours. Commissions or custom paintings make special gifts, showing your thoughtfulness and care.
- Contact me to start the conversion.
- We'll discuss your project and options.
- Once you approve a sketch of the proposed project, I'll provide a price quote.
- Supply a deposit and I begin painting.
- When finished and balance is paid, I can deliver your painting or arrange for shipping.