Hi! I am Mandy. I live in Manitou Springs, Colorado, in the foothills at the start of the Rocky Mountains. The wilderness is just a short hike away from my studio. So needless to say, all my art is made from a place of abundance and wonder.
I have been an artist all my life and have worked with many mediums, but I am LOVING colored pencils. I love capturing the personality in each of my animal drawings. I love doing this because I see us as equals. We are all in this together.
Colorado has amazing hiking trails that I love exploring! I try to get out into nature as much as possible. I feel a deep connection to the land and the wildlife in Colorado as well as in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska is truly magical and majestic land which had a huge influence on my illustrations.
When I am not drawing, I enjoy hiking, jogging, yoga, conquering The Incline in Manitou Springs, camping, reading, fine wine, and exploring Colorado! I grew up along the southern coast of New Jersey pretty close to the Ocean City beach. I love the ocean and it will always be my love and now it seems that I am also in love with the mountains.