A portrait, to be a work of art, neither must nor may resemble the sitter… one must paint its atmosphere.

Umberto Boccioni

Chuck Palahniuk

This portrait is of my favorite author, and I actually got to hand it to him for his birthday in 2019. It was also one of the first portraits I’ve ever done, and it’s of him as an Archer character! (See: Meeting Chuck)

I actually got to use it for a multimedia class for my English Writing degree and got to turn it into a meme. The whole thing was based around a blog that I dedicated to him called “You Can’t Unread This,” that has since been turned into the one you’re currently reading!

Materials: iPad Pro, iPencil, Sketches app


I initially made this portrait on my iPad and then transferred it onto the wood panel. This is my second semi-realistic portrait of a person and it’s of my grandfather. He’s always wanted me to paint him, but I was always too chicken to attempt anything realistic.

For inquiries on this style (they start at $60), contact me so we can talk about the details. However, as of June 26th, I’m not taking any physical orders due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Materials: wooden cut-out, acrylic paint, tracing paper, acrylic sealer, mod-podge, acrylic gesso, misc paintbrushes

Sid Haig (1960-2019)

I painted this card shortly after he passed in 2019. My husband and I are big Rob Zombie fans, and when he passed, the world lost a legend. Captain Spaulding is such an iconic part of the Zombie movie franchise, and now he’s permanently captured in acrylic paint.

I also turned this card into stickers, so if you’re interested, contact me through the contact page and I can ship one to you for $10 (U.S. only).

Materials: acrylic paint, playing cards, glossy varnish, misc paintbrushes, microliners

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