Marian Nixon, Chicago, IL USA Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement I'm a self-taught artist. I make my living creating patterns that I license to companies to use on their products (photo albums, journals, organizers, frames, etc...). I also do commercial illustration. I grew up in Evanston, IL and currently live in Chicago, IL. I live with my baby pug, Leo, and my crabby beautiful cat Daisy, and about the only thing the 2 of them agree on is that my prints would be lovely in your home.