I painted my 1st rocks, a little turtle, cat and ladybug in 1999. I enjoyed the idea of painting on rocks so much that I continued to paint generic animals, flowers, garden markers, etc.. When I built up enough inventory and nerve, I started selling them at craft shows.
Soon people were asking me if I could paint their pet on a rock. Custom orders was my goal, so nervously, I tackled my first paying orders in 2001. Ever since then, I feel I have found my "niche".
I retired from a "real job" in an office at the early age of 50, in December of 2001. Now I spend my days being a house wife that turned a rock painting hobby into a small home business. In Feb 2007 I got my first motorhome and plan on doing some traveling.
I originally created this web site to display photos of rocks I painted and to share information to help others that wanted to learn. Now my commissioned dogs and cats seems to keeps me the busy with orders. I get 99% of all my orders from my web site, and seldom do craft shows anymore. I added to the website examples of commissions I paint along side of the photos used for reference in the Gallery sections.
In 2003 I put together a self published "book" called Rock Painting Tips. The best tips I've collected on the subject of rock painting. In 2007 I put together Rock Painting Lessons e-packets, projects complete with instructions and pictures. Both are available as PDF files.
As a self-taught rock painting artist, I feel very lucky to have found an art that I love so much, which has turned into such a nice little home-business for myself.
Me on my porch back in 2002 next to some of my "early" generic rocks.
To see my house on the mountain and more of my rocks, visit