ANNPAT's Profile

I am an untrained artist. In High School and college I studied music education, viola performance and string pedagogy. Most of my career I've spent teaching and performing with little time for art classes. Music is a very disciplined art which takes a lot of practice to perfect. So when I started drawing again, I tried to practice drawing every day to perfect a style which often has a musical theme. I love bunnies, kitties and dogs too, especially when they are playing musical instruments. I have created cards for special occasions like Christmas, Halloween, birthdays and the seasons as well as many blank note cards. I enjoy writing short poems to use inside. I have also illustrated two children's book, many covers for symphony concert programs and one cover for the Texas Music Educator's Journal. In addition to cards, my website includes t-shirts, covers for binders, black and white transfers for string teachers, tote bags and signed prints. I hope you will take a look at my Video Portfolio and Christmas video on my Facebook page. Enjoy

I've spent the last several years in and out of the hospital due to several failed surgeries so I started using markers ink and colored pencils because they were easier to use while sitting or laying down. Now that media has become my favorite. Cards are copies of original art reproduced on heavy card stock.