I believe in stories of restoration: to bring life & beauty to the world. I studied art, music, & marketing and have been a portrait artist for nearly two decades. Only recently have these portraits included the babies in-utero that you'll find here. I like to sew, bake, hike, travel, and rearrange furniture, and I love fresh flowers on the counter and coffee dates with friends. All this to create a “hygge" home, relationships, and art. These painted babies are an expression of where I currently am on my journey as an artist. Most paintings are a celebration, some are a remembrance or grieving journey, and some are steeped in deep gratitude. Some of the paintings are colorful and some are not. All the paintings are a sacred reminder of the life & beauty that is within us and that surrounds us. 


 
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10 years old

learning to sew

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we work hard, love hard, and try to make the world a little more like it was and could be

this is sweet

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working on an ultrasound painting

a splash of color

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giving new life to old furniture

restoring furniture

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teaching my sweet babe

learning to paint

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these two gave birth to what we now call 

rubysue portraits

my inspiration