3.30.2017

UFW: front row & backstage

I quickly realized, while sitting on the front row with paper and brush in hand, that it was near impossible for me, a first timer, to capture an entire look while the model whisked down the runway. 

3.23.2017

UFW: live portraits


As the event neared, I was emailed by the producers of Utah Fashion Week, who I had been in contact with, and was offered a space at the UFW Pop-Up Shops.


3.21.2017

UFW: before the show




I've had such a fantastic time working with the founders of Utah Fashion Week for this year's event.
Natalie Wynn from Natalie Wynn Design  has been so gracious and kind in allowing me to be a part of this event.
Below are the paintings I made, featuring one designer from each show at fashion week:

2.16.2017

werkout mixtape



SIDE A

Cheap Thrills // Sia
One, Two Step // Ciara
Hips Don't Lie // Shakira
Work // Rihanna
Call Me Maybe // Carly Rae Jepsen
Hot n Cold // Katy Perry
Bad Romance // Lady Gaga
Here It Goes Again // OK Go
Wannabe // Spice Girls
Barbie Girl // Aqua

Feelin a slump in my fitness resolutions, so made this playlist for a little motivation/pick-me up with some of my old school favs. (Perfect length for a 30 min workout!)

img/life inspo: Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammy's

2.06.2017

red

I'm a sucker for makeup trends; I love the challenge of integrating runway beauty looks into my day to day routine. It has been so great to see playful eye makeup make a comeback.

The versatility of the color red has been proven in lip colors for ages, and now is being used around the eyes to make waves in the beauty world since Miu Miu s/s 2012. Grunge or elegant, soft or bright, a little or a ton. I love it because application can be super quick plus and it really makes my brown eyes pop.

I compiled a few looks from the runway& the red carpet below along with some everyday glamour ideas from around the web.

1.25.2017

behind the scenes


I rarely post about my creative process, because as illustrator  David Downton once put it, why would I show anyone the panic/pain involved in each painting? haha

However, I myself love watching little painting videos, I feel like I can learn so much from watching how other artists work. Everyone is so different!

I've been trying to use instagram stories a little more for this reason.  Here is a quick little step by step I documented while I was painting this particular piece.

1.13.2017

Moonangel and friends


Local artist Libby Frame recently launched Moonangel, a line of shirts featuring her work. I was lucky enough to model her apparel in her latest photo shoot for the brand.