A fiery flower is finished…

My newest oil painting called “Sunflower Flame” is complete! I love the fiery ring of petals that make up this sunflower. That wasn’t my original intent, however sometimes a painting takes on a life of its own. Especially when it is one I am simply painting for my own pleasure, as was the case with […]

What is 13 minus 7?

Six? Has it really been SIX years since I painted this bowl of eggs? (Or is it SEVEN? I’m not so good with math.) It seems like NOT that long ago that it was Easter-time in my sunny kitchen that overlooked BayView’s Humboldt Park. Every year I would put this green striped bowl, filled with […]

Greenville, SC. Love at first sight.

Have you ever visited downtown Greenville, SC? For my husband Tim and I, it really was love at first sight as we turned onto Main Street for the first time and drove up that charming tree-lined street. We made our first trip to Greenville, SC on 12/27/07, and by 11/08/08 had sold our home in […]

Happy New Year! (decorate your desktop)

On this first day of the NEW YEAR, why not resolve to add MORE COLOR to your life in 2013? You can start by adding my most recent painting to your computer desktop. ┬áJust click on the image and download it to your computer, ringing in the New Year with some extra beauty! To read […]

Do over #2. (My new Christmas Mantle)

Why did I rearrange everything I had just put onto my mantle for Christmas at my shop last week? My desk faces the fireplace, and what I had originally done was just not working for me. I guess that is the artist in me. But so far, this new look feels right. I ended up […]

A volunteer sunflower

I love sunflowers. Especially when they invite themselves into my yard, and then bloom like crazy for a month. This lovely sunflower just did that, which is why I had to capture it in paint. The painting is actually a commission, so it’s enjoying life in its new home in Greenville, South Carolina right now. […]

A new month with 29 days!

Enjoy your extra day this month! February 29th, 2012 is Leap Day. To read the story about this painting on my website, click here. To use this calendar on your computer, click on the above image and save it to your desktop. Then select this image as your “desktop.” To sign up for my mailing […]

My Blue-eyed Mom (The Conspiracy Part 2)

The 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, I simply tried to capture what […]

12 Ways to use your Creativity in 2012

1.) 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 trying to “make more artists” this […]