Being largely self-taught, I have an unorthodox approach to drawing a painting. My acrylic portraits are both realist and experimental, incorporating exaggeration, simplification, and strong brushwork. I try not to overwork or over-polish, instead leaving paintings loose and spontaneous. ~Lindsey LivelyI’ve spent the last eight years living as an illustrator and artist in Illinois, Las Vegas, Northern Arizona, and now, coastal North Carolina. I live with my husband, designer and hand-letterer Jud Lively, and our little black dog Cricket. I work out of my home studio, 8 minutes from the beach.