Sunday, January 08, 2017

Happy New Year!!

untitled eggshell study - 4"x4" - oil on hardboard panel - $75 + shipping

First painting of 2017, an untitled cracked eggshell study. It seems humorously appropriate after a tumultuous 2016. I suspect we're all feeling a little cracked and brittle right now.

But it's also a symbol of a fresh, new start. I begin most days with eggs. I enjoy the ritual of preparation and the soft morning light pouring in through my kitchen window while I work at the stove. It's peaceful, and in that peaceful state I can contemplate what I want to accomplish with my day. In this instance, the little eggshell painting symbolizes my moment of contemplation about what I want to create in the New Year.

Happy New Year, everyone!! May your 2017 be filled with promise, success, vitality and love.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Flowers, Flowers, Everywhere!

 Snapdragons I  -  11"x14" -  oil on canvas  -  $150 + shipping

Ranunculus I  -  12"x12" -  oil on canvas  -  $125 + shipping

Freesia I  -  11"x14"  -  oil on canvas  -  SOLD

Protea I  -  12"x12" -  oil on canvas  -  $125 + shipping

Kicking off my long-overdue return to blogging, I'm offering up four of my favorite floral paintings, and doing so at discounted prices as a courtesy and a thank you to all those who've wondered and waited.

I've received many emails over the past year, asking what I've been up to. "Getting Healthy" has been my reply. It took some time to get back into working order again, but I am now in the studio and producing art, and it feels amazing. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and continued support. It's meant the world to me.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Southwest Art Magazine

I am flattered and honored to have my work included as an Editor's Choice in the November 2014 issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Flattered and honored to the point that I really don't know what to say except "Thank you."

For the full article, please visit the link below:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Apple Pie Study

Apple Pie Study  -  6"x6"  -  oil on canvas  - $125


Hello, Everyone! I hope your summer is treating you well, so far. And to my friends south of the Equator, I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. :)

You know the jingle: Baseball, hot dogs, APPLE PIE and........oh, who cares what else? IT'S APPLE PIE SEASON. Perfect time to paint this in honor of one of my favorite warm weather treats.

Also, do you notice how if you get the first slice of a fresh, warm pie, you'll likely be stiffed out of much of the filling? Notice how much is left in the pie tin (see above) after I pulled that first slice out. Right before taking the photo reference for this painting. Right before I scooped all the yummy filling out and piled it on the plate, anyway. One way or another, I'll have the first slice, and it's gonna be a big one!

To purchase Apple Pie Study, please click the following link.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lost in Translation: Brownie

'Brownie'  -  6"x6"  -  oil on canvas  -  $150 + shipping

I'm sorry. It had to be done. Every time I look at my little camera, this is what I see.

To purchase 'Brownie', please click here.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Black & White

Black & White  -  6"x6" - oil on canvas  -  SOLD

I needed a break from flowers and neon signs and dinosaurs. While cleaning the studio, I found some old photos I took a few years back, a whole coffee and pastry series, some of which had already been painted. Others had yet to make it onto canvas. This was one such image. I liked the way it was almost, ALMOST monochromatic, and the way the icing thinned or buckled in spots, betraying the warm golden tones of the doughnut underneath. I'm pretty sure I liked the taste of it, too. The doughnut, not the photo. 

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Friday, March 21, 2014


Ranunculus Study V  -  6"x6"  -  oil on canvas  -  $75 (+ s/h)

Strawberry Shortcake  -  10"x10"  -  oil on canvas  -  SOLD

Hello, All! I'm having a once per year Spring Cleaning Sale! In my glee at purging my studio of a year's worth of collected "stuff", I am offering two paintings at generously reduced prices. I will only be offering these once. If they don't sell by Easter (April 20th), I'll pull them and some lucky family member will have a surprise waiting for them at Christmas. (cue the influx of family emails demanding I pull them now)

Paypal purchase links can be found below:

Happy Vernal Equinox, Everyone!!