For Collie Lovers Only (I love Lucy!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCToday is our dog Lucy’s birthday! So today’s blog post is dedicated to her first year of life. Lucy is the second Collie we’ve had, and she came from a breeder near Nashville called “Totally Devoted Collies.” There aren’t too many collies to be found in South Carolina, so […]

Skytop Apple Orchard (Another Conspiracy)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHappy Birthday! I was commissioned to create this painting as a surprise birthday gift. It’s inspired by photos I took while picking apples on the most beautiful autumn afternoon. If you haven’t been to Sky Top Orchardย in Flat Rock, NCย it is worth the trip for the panoramic mountain views. […]

My Blue-eyed Mom (The Conspiracy Part 2)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThe beautiful blue eyes of Ma Belle Mere inspired this pair of French Paintings. Southern France is one of my mother’s loves. So for Christmas, I painted her a set of paintings to remind her of the beauty of her beloved French countryside. Having never been to France myself, […]

12 Ways to use your Creativity in 2012

Export to PDF | Export to DOC1.) Make a new wreath for your front door You would not believe how often I hear the phrase “I wish I were an artist.” This always makes me sad, because in my mind, anyone who spends time using their creativity IS an artist. So in the spirit of […]

I take NO credit for this. (Refrigerator art comes a long way)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI wish I COULD say I had something to do with this. Instead, this beautiful design on my refrigerator is the artistic handiwork of our 8-year-old son. I wish I were the kind of mom that said “Hey… let’s get out those new magnets and make something cool together.” […]

First Friday is happening again in Greenville tonight!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIt’s the FIRST FRIDAY of the New Year! Here’s just a few of the NEW things you’ll find at our studio tonight if you make it to FIRST FRIDAY from 6-9 pm. We have a new name… Formerly “201 Studios” we are now “Art Crossing MARKETPLACE” We have a […]

I’ve been part of a conspiracy. (part 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCOne of my favorite things as an artist is to participate in a conspiracy. (A conspiracy to delight somebody with a painting they were NOT expecting.) Lucky me! The last half ย of 2011 gave me opportunity to work on four paintings that were each commissioned as surprise gifts. “O’Shaughnessy […]

Happy New Year! (means happy new desktop-calendar)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCHappy New Year! To read the story about this painting on my website, click here. To sign up for my mailing list, click here.