M.P Portraits

Blinds and Shutters in Australia

About the Artist

I was born in Australia, in 1972.  I grew up in many places, including Sydney and Melbourne.  I have always loved to draw.  My family jokes that I was born with a pencil in my hand.  It was no surprise when I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.  My love continued to be black and white drawings, but to pay the bills, I worked as a graphic designer for seven years.  After those seven years, I married and became a stay-at-home mother of two fantastic boys, Griffin and Gavin.  During the time my youngest was a baby, I discovered photorealism drawings.  I found it challenging and very calming at the same time.  I began practicing on my kids, my husband, and my pets.  My friends took notice and encouraged me to start a business of my own.  This is what I love doing, in addition to being a stay-at-home mom.  I also enjoy reading, Tae Bo and cleaning.  I currently live in Ohio with my husband Frank, our two boys, our retired racing greyhound Phoebe, and our two rescued cats, Reznor and Moses.