Derby Chicks and Ducks
I have been fortunate to collaborate with world-famous milliner, Jenny Pfanenstiel of Forme Millinery Hat Shop, the official milliner of the Kentucky Derby Museum. Most of my feathered gals wear one of Jenny’s lovely designs.
Each chick and duck has its own name, personality, and style to go with their fancy derby hats. These sassy Derby darlings have been featured in Derby Magazine and can be found in many galleries and shops.
Some like to step out in their finest bling–decked out in pearls and diamonds. Others prefer a more reserved look. No matter which style they favor, they are all quite classy and chic. They all share a love of color and the iconic fashion of the Kentucky Derby and the wonderful culture surrounding Derby Day.
As a child I had a love for animals of all types and I have maintained my affection for animals, which makes it fun and inspiring to create animal art.
So many animals display fun and whimsy. I enjoy capturing these characteristics in many of my paintings.
I prefer to let the animals speak for themselves, setting them against simple, minimal backgrounds.