Bear with me as I update my Website ...

My items are now in select brick-and-mortar stores

Northside Marketplace

Rack_NSMP My tiny space at NSPM holds 150 UNIQUE items!

I'm one of 60+ local vendors at Northside Marketplace, just north of Downtown Akron! It's SUCH a cool place -- more than 60 local vendors plus food, booze and more! Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-3 and closed Monday. It's right in the middle of an artsy district (and a stone's throw from the famous Luigi's pizza!). Merchandise is always changing, so stop by anytime you're in the area!

Rubber City Clothing

Rubber City Clothing is the go-to spot for Akron items

I'm thrilled to announce my partnership with Rubber City Clothing, 17 Westgate Circle in the Wallhaven area of West Akron. Look for my Akron postcards, magnets and keychains as well as art postcards and notecards (with more items on the way). Check out all their incredible Akron merch as well! Co-owners Kevin and Ang are great people and big Akron supporters. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-3.

Oddmall Outpost

Oddmall_inside_ratptgs Shop Oddmall Outpost for a large selection of my quirkier art
If you're looking for quirkier and more offbeat art, you can find a different selection of my work at the Oddmall Outpost, 772 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron. Hours are Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday and Sunday 12-6. You can find some of my "rat paintings", notecards and postcards, alcohol ink paintings, Akron items and more. If you like stuff that is truly "odd" this is your place! 
The Bird Store and More  The Bird Store and More in Fairlawn, Ohio carries select notecards and postcards
I'm excited to share that The Bird Store and More, 117 Merz Blvd., Suite 109 in Fairlawn is now carrying select notecards and art postcards of mine. If you haven't been there, it's a great place to shop for a gift. Yes, they have lots of bird stuff, but there is definitely "more". It has been really hard to find a place for me to buy gifts in the area, but the owner, especially with a new store expansion, is determined to make this the place to go to. And oh yeah there's a talking parrot if that's your thing. :) 
Postcard Fundraiser to help efforts in Ukraine
See my Etsy store for more details
Art postcards for sale on Etsy

Commercially printed high quality art postcards made from my paintings and photographs. Flowers, skies, suns, dogs, cats and more! 

 SunthingSpecial_gmsunshine sunthingspecial_boots SunthingSpecial_NightandDay2002

 sunthingspecial_frolicSunthingSpecial_PenguinandtheMoon SunthingSpecial_Wish SunthingSpecial_IcelandSunset

 What else should you know about me?

  • I'm a pretty much self-taught artist who works out of my home in Akron, Ohio
  • I am best known for my acrylic paintings on canvas, photography, works with recycled objects and works that promote the City of Akron.
  • I also use other media like markers, watercolors, color pencils, pastels, clay, etc.
  • I am known for my "happy" art
  • One of my small claims to fame is having six of my sun images on "CBS Sunday Morning" a total of at least 12 times! Click "Publicity" on the right to see actual clips from the shows.
    • The first image below is the most popular: "Night and Day 2002".
    • Another piece was used as "wallpaper".
    • They also used "Night and Day 2002" in a graphic which opened a segment on how suns are chosen for the show, and "Sun Swirl 2014" is on the show's slide show of just 37 of the 9,000+ suns shown over the show's 40-year history.

Night And Day 2002   sunthingspecial_moment

 sunthingspecial_cbsopeninggraphic sunthingspecial_cbssungallery


Let's get personal

In the past, I created a lot of bright and fun art. But in the past few years, my work has gotten much more personal. I have been using a variety of media to help express some of my feelings with what's going on in the world, as well as what's going on in my head as I deal with having Bipolar Disorder 2, anxiety and PTSD (I get counseliing and take meds but every day is still a struggle). Here are some samples. For more, click on the "Daily Drawings" tab on the right.

The War on Ukraine

sunthingspecial_2022_0316_MyHeroes"My Heroes"  SunthingSpecial_2022_0315_IStandwithUkraine "I Stand with Ukraine"

SunthingSpecial_2022_0310_TheFaceofEvil "The Face of Evil" SunthingSpecial_2022_0309_ItsPutinsWar"It's Putin's War"

   SunthingSpecial_2022_0223_Chained"Chained"  SunthingSpecial_2022_0210_DaysWithoutSadness"Days Without Sadness"


 SunthingSpecial_BipolarTalkativeness "Bipolar Talkativeness" SunthingSpecial_(Hypo)manic Spinning "(Hypo)manic Spinning"

Would you like some of my art for your own?

Go to my spot in Northside Marketplace

Visit my Etsy Shop (with select items) 

This Website: I had to redo this site so it is kind of an incomplete mess. I will try to update it as I can. :) But if you'd like more info about anything, let me know. 

To Contact Me: please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text me at 330-208-5693.