I started SmackinArt in 2005, as a fine artist and editorial cartoonist. The cartoons were for my email list of friends, family, and local media. Painting was meditative, but illustration was my passion. From travel journals to sketchbooks, I was always drawing whatever captured my attention. I still occasionally sketch out an idea, but today I’m primarily a digital illustrator. I consider my style as Pop Art meets Flat Art with a dash of Line Art. Color and abstract design influenced by the 70s and 80s. My illustrations on the website include Christmas, Editorial/Concept, Environment/Social Justice, Flowers, Women’s Issues, Backgrounds, Mantras, Holidays (Christmas and Halloween). Florals and New Year will be posted very soon. My digital art has been in HGTV magazine, a national political poster contest and two regional magazines. I’ve had a collage cartoon in Louisville, Kentucky’s, The Courier-Journal. My watercolors and other art pieces have appeared on TV and in gallery-hops, coffee shops, galleries, furniture and gift stores throughout the Louisville, Kentucky area. I’m grateful to my family, friends, buyers, lookers, likers, mentors, teachers, guides, peer group, feature editors, gallery representatives, boutiques, shop owners, and many others for the amazing opportunities and experiences we’ve shared. The coffee shop displays, gallery hops, home parties, commissions and one-on-one purchases were just as important. And, still are. Each creative memory has been priceless. I’m looking forward to sharing the new ones.
Abstract, Caricature, Cartoon, Design, Digital, Fine Art, Graphic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Silhouette, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art, Vector
Humor, Adventure, Animals, Botanical, Celebrities, Editorial, Education, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Holidays, Icons, Leisure, Licensing, Maps, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Posters, Product, Sports, Travel, Americana, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Surface Design