Mission and Vision
CREATE. Celebrate life! Honor and be in awe of this amazing earth. Spread love. Believe it is possible to create a better world. 🙂
As a visionary artist, I believe in the power of visual imagery and positive messages to help one another and our planet. As a creative teacher, I believe in the power of the arts and nature to connect us with our deepest joy, sense of accomplishment and transformation. And as a graphic/web designer and business guide, I often serve business visionaries- creatives, healers, indie entrepreneurs, non-profits… Creative thinking promotes ability, possibility, learning, solutions and positive growth. Connection with the earth and the web of life brings us a deep sense of belonging and purpose. Read more about why I create inspirational/ healing art here.
Based in Portland, Oregon, I have a love for many creative mediums, nature, and a deep calling to guide and inspire. My journey began with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (painting, illustration, fiber arts) along with study in graphic/web design, psychology and spirituality. Over 60 gallery exhibitions have featured my work as well as national magazines, non-profit and business publications. Many of my paintings are displayed in private collector’s homes, inspirational gift shops, spiritual centers and healthcare spaces. A line of RPS craft/sewing patterns On the business side, for over 20yrs I have held the roles of creative business owner, art director, art program coordinator, graphic designer, web designer, and marketing specialist/trainer. For the past 10 years, I have also enjoyed publishing craft/sewing patterns and offering private instruction through my studio and community arts workshops. CV or resume available upon request.
Exciting New Directions
Currently, RPS is expanding into art licensing and publishing and will also soon be offering more classes and coaching. I am working toward certifications in expressive arts + eco-arts facilitation, horticulture, and coaching with an emphasis on positive psychology and creativity. Stay tuned to hear more about inspiredcreativelife.com in development!
Art/Design to Inspire!
- Original art + prints- My work is often displayed in private collector’s homes, inspirational gift shops, galleries, spiritual centers or healthcare spaces. View many of my available pieces in the RPS Shop. Additionally, I welcome inquiries about wholesale orders or commissions.
- Inspirational branding + graphic design + web development services to promote your business- Primary client base includes creatives, healing professionals, indie businesses and non-profits. Learn more here!
- Website training sessions- Get inspired, learn, create. Learn more here!
- Whimsical, joyful illustration + surface design for licensing/publishing– Strong fit for inspirational gifts, nature publications, science fiction/fantasy, craft and sewing, and children’s publishing markets.
- Unique, artistic craft and sewing patterns- Previously published on Connecting Threads and Craftsy, now find here in the RPS Shop!
- Inspirational arts workshops – Coming soon! Stay tuned.
If you’re seeking any of the above, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s connect.