When my dog, Riley, passed away in 2016, I began drawing and painting portraits of her during – what seemed to be – a difficult phase in my life. I think it was a way to help cope with my loss and also rejuvenate my love for calligraphy. I've always had an appreciation for calligraphy, but could never develop consistency in my lettering form. This could be due to the fact that I am left-handed, but let's not make excuses here :)
I practiced day and night using the techniques I learned from the art of calligraphy, but instead of lettering, I began creating works of animals and portraits with one continuous line. I believe that's what makes my pieces unique – being able to place a brush pen or marker down on a piece of paper and letting the single stroke determine the outcome. The result is a fluid and minimal piece.
So, what's in it for you? If you love animals as much as I do and are looking to help make a difference, then know that 30% of your entire purchase will go towards helping animal rescues and wildlife conservations*.
I believe with one line, we can help save one life at a time.
*Each month, a non-profit organization will be selected as the featured recipient.