Low maintenance. Big impact.

Elephant Ears are one of my newfound loves for the garden since moving to South Carolina  in 2008. These monster big plants are virtually maintenance-free. All they ask for is A LOT of space. A few years ago I planted three large (and very ugly) bulbs, not really knowing what was to come. Within a […]

Happy September! Enjoy this Spider Flower Calendar

The Spider Flowers have been blooming for months now… mine are actually looking pretty scraggly right now. The flower in this painting was actually growing in my yard last summer. I painted it as a contest entry and it was actually chosen! The original was purchased by CountyBank here in Greenville, SC and it’s hanging […]

A Camellia Calendar for you… (happy new month!)

Although the Camellias aren’t in bloom right now, this painting is a preview of what’s to come later this fall and winter –assuming you live in Zone 7 and are lucky enough to live near some kind-soul who planted a Camellia bush. To keep this ever-blooming-blossom on your desktop, simply click on the image above […]

July is here! (new month = new calendar)

If you enjoy flowers, why not download this desktop calendar for the month of July? Simply click on the image above. Click here to read about the inspiration for this painting on my web site. (You can also purchase prints of this painting through my web site too!) Below is a short movie which shows […]

June is here! (new month = new calendar)

Click here to read about this painting. Below is a short movie showing this painting in progress… You can see this painting in person at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Festival. I’ve got it with me at booth #25 on Calhoun St. I’ve ALSO got brand new prints too!

Goodbye, Hydrangeas…

Charleston here we come! I am not thrilled about leaving my hydrangea behind. It is in full bloom right now, and by the time I return from my time exhibiting at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, it will probably be spent and faded. There are some other things I’m not crazy about leaving behind either. Our […]

Happy May Day! (a new month = a new calendar)

This Dahlia was one of the last flowers of the season in my yard last fall. I just couldn’t resist painting it. To see this painting in person, just visit… Metropolitan Arts Council Gallery • “One-Stop Open Studios Retrospective Exhibit” April 10 – May 14, 2012 16 Augusta St., Greenville, SC 29601 Artists’ Reception on Friday, […]

Putting all my (gardening) eggs in one basket

I can never buy enough plants. No matter how many I have, both in the house and the yard, I always want more. This obsession with wanting more and more flowers for my yard can get pricey. So this year I am determined to learn how to successfully grow the plants I want for my […]