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“Every new day invites a fresh opportunity to be creative. Pick up a pencil, a keyboard, or a paintbrush and just begin.”

Norma Jean Rollet

Artist Statement


Nothing is better in my life than being at the creative end of a pencil, paint brush, or pastel stick. There always seems to be something hidden on the inside of my soul dying to escape on paper, canvas, or even on a computer screen. It is as simple as that.

I endeavor to achieve skilled execution in my art using a classical realist style as well as a good use of color and engaging design. I strive for luminosity in my work and feel that is an important component and key to my signature style.

I desire for the viewer to want to dive beneath the surface of the painting and see all the layers used in the creative process, to seek the deeper meaning within the piece. Seeing others love my art, wanting to see what I saw and feel what I felt when I was painting, is one of the most thrilling aspects of being an artist.

It is the same when I am working on my children’s picture books with both the writing and the illustrations. I hope the adult, as well as the child listening, would desire to dig deeper into the page, see what the characters are doing, and be a part of the adventure.


I look forward to many days ahead of writing, illustrating, and painting. 


Soli Deo Gloria!

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