I was inspired to start painting bears in the spring of 2013 when a friend of mine had a baby. I wanted to paint something just for the new baby girl. Her dad is a hunter and they live in a heavily wooded area in central Minnesota. I didn't want to paint something her dad might bring home and so I settled on bears.
They were so sweet, so delightful, I couldn't stop painting them. The baby's bear inspired an entire series dedicated to spreading positive messages and love. I find messages everywhere I am: instagram, music, books, and the radio. Well, I say radio, but I mean podcasts. I do love podcasts. And sweet bears. Don't you?