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Hello there and thanks for stopping by! My name is Vaughan Pursell Spanjer and I am so thrilled you found your way here. I grew up the second-born of six children on a farm in the quaint little “village” of Fayetteville, Alabama. (I say village because it really isn’t large enough to be a town…not one traffic light. Quite lovely, actually.) I’ve always loved being creative whether it’s drawing, painting, or putting crazy outfits together while playing dress-up as a kid. My father is an artist and I guess I should thank my mom for not putting us in front of a television growing up. She kept my three sisters and I occupied for hours with crayons, markers, and watercolor paints making pretty pictures for the fridge or “Daddy” when he came home from work. My little brothers (twins, and the youngest) required a bit more entertainment, though…

To speed this up a bit, I graduated from Auburn University in 2007 with a degree in Fashion Design and engaged to be married to my best friend, Tim Spanjer, a native New Yorker. After our beautiful farm wedding I joined him in New York where I spent the next 3.5 years pursuing a career in the fashion industry and my most proud accomplishment, giving birth to our precious daughter Margaret Kathleen, who we call Margo. We moved back to my old stomping grounds after the Lord provided Tim the Director of Marketing position at my family’s farm and golf course FarmLinks. (Click here to check out FarmLinks at Pursell Farms...but come back!)

Since moving back to Alabama I’ve been able to start this little art and design business. You’ll see a lot (ok, most) of what I do is images of sheep. I guess the idea just took off after I sketched some for my mom as a Mother’s Day gift a couple years ago. I’ve found that many people are drawn to them, being that they have a peaceful and docile nature. My mediums of choice these days are charcoal and acrylic. Although I have a huge appreciation for realism, I adore paintings with texture and that evoke some sort of emotion. I also like to draw with that same emotion. My art will always be evolving, so I plan to be able to introduce more to you in the future.

Hopefully you can get to know more about me through my blog, but for now here are a few snippets: I love my family and spending time with them, cooking and all things culinary, beautiful textiles, music that goes with my mood, being inspired, traveling, love a good book and I’m a sucker for any carbohydrate… My dream at one time was to be able to design gorgeous clothing, and I guess it still is. Maybe one day that will still happen. But for now I am enjoying this season of my life and so excited about the upcoming arrival of my second-born, Timothy Gabriel Spanjer (Gabe), as I am 37 weeks pregnant as I write this! Will keep you posted…

Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit. Please have a look around and make yourself right at home!