SUMMER VACATION.... whether you’re driving an SUV full of arguing siblings or in a convertible with the top down, it’s all about making memories. This little series is inspired by the family vacations I took as a kid, and then with my own family. My dad would drive for what seemed like hours when I just … Continue reading ‘SUMMER VACATION’ Collection Now Available
Are you ready for summer? May is always so hectic for most people, especially moms. My younger son is graduating from high school and my older son is already home from college for the summer. Mother's Day. Graduation. Three art shows. All good stuff. Just a few more weeks of crazy, and I'm ready to … Continue reading ‘The Water’ Collection
The 'Wanderlust' collection is now available in my online shop. It was inspired by my love of travel and how it broadens our perspective. It takes me on a journey from coastal Carolina to the PCH. At least on canvas...Here are the details behind the inspiration. It's sort of different for me. Do I always … Continue reading ‘WANDERLUST’ Collection available
I’m working my way across the United States…on canvas, anyway. And I've got some ground to cover this week. This series begins on the beaches of South Carolina, makes its way through the plains, the mountains, and on to the California coast. I love that every part of the country is different not only … Continue reading I’m still in the rockies…
INSPIRATION FOR MY NEXT COLLECTION: 'WANDERLUST'. 'PLACES'. 'COAST TO COAST'. Or something like that. Available in March. When I travel I always bring something home with me. No, not a Christmas ornament, a t-shirt or a cookbook (which often I do). I mean an INTENTION, a new way of looking at the world, and a realization … Continue reading ‘WANDERLUST’
Daily painting for the '30 in 30' challenge. This one is experimental. I've never painted with acrylics on paper, but once it's gessoed, it has a similar feel. The goal is to paint some small paintings on paper, so that I can paint anywhere. I'm experimenting with watercolor and gouache, and pastels too. That's going … Continue reading Daily Painting
Twice a year, artist Leslie Saeta, hosts a 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. You may also be participating? For me, it's mostly a way to create DEADLINES for myself, produce a larger body of work, and maybe even PLAY a little. It helps to get back into the ROUTINE of painting after the holidays. … Continue reading Almost Daily Painting
The 'Kindness of Strangers' collection is now available on my website. I'll also be in Pottery Barn Southpark here in Charlotte tomorrow from 12-4 with these pieces and a few other small pieces. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to assist victims of this fall's hurricane season. Happy Holidays.
Around here everyone has a hurricane story. Here’s mine..
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceness as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh I'm 'flip-flopping' collections and releasing 'COASTAL HOLIDAY' on December 1 instead. There are more 'small-size, perfect for giving' pieces … Continue reading Coastal Holiday Collection