About KD




I asked my tenth grade art teacher, "Can I please draw something else? Something real?" I wanted to produce artwork of things from nature, so he agreed to give me six weeks in the back room by myself to see what I could do. The result: "Hands," my first real drawing. He entered it into The Congressional Arts Caucus competition for my district, and it won Best of Show. The drawing hung in the U.S. Capitol Building from 1992 to 1993 and has won additional awards in other competitions as well. My teacher then challenged me to try colored pencil, so I drew "Caribou," my first color drawing.

While my background includes a Master of Architecture degree and ten years experience in space planning and design, I chose to leave the work force to be at home with my family. I am now back at work part-time as a single mom. Art is my therapy when I take a short break from raising and homeschooling my four amazing children, working, and keeping my home. But my favorite way to spend my time is worshiping my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have now been drawing for nearly 30 years, with my work including portraits, design renderings, and illustrations for children's books.