The perfect view for an entire month!

So many rich memories are wrapped up in this oil painting. I recently finished creating this scene from Bowens Island, South Carolina. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! There is nothing more rewarding to me than taking one of my mediocre photos and helping it come alive again as a piece of art. You can read about the inspiration […]

Time to turn a new page on the desktop calendar

I love turning over to the next page in a calendar. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to a month… But I’m pretty happy to say hello to February — anticipating an upcoming vacation, three sweet new young helpers at my store, and the coming of spring. Here in my town, the daffodils normally start to poke […]

October 1. Sunflower 1.

The first of FIVE Sunflowers. Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea. While some people might think it’s a good idea to paint “a” sunflower, for some reason I felt the need to paint FIVE. Those who know me well, will heartily agree that this is pretty much the story of my life. I just looked back though […]

A picture of HOPE for your March Desktop

“Gardenia” is the name of my most recent oil painting. It was inspired by a photo I took one warm and dewey summer morning in my backyard. Nothing beats the fragrance of a large mass of flowering Gardenia bushes. I hope this calendar is a reminder to you that this long winter we have had […]

Happy New Year, 2014!

A blank slate. [ Oh the possibilities of a brand new year! ]  What will you do with these next twelve months?? [ Sometimes all the possibilities overwhelm me. I am trying not to worry about it. ] Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.  — Corrie Ten […]

A new calendar to welcome December, 2013!

The last month of 2013. [ How is that possible? ]  Time flies when you’re having fun?? I hope this last month of 2013 is the best month of the year for you. Click on the image above, to download this calendar to your computer to make it your “wallpaper.” Click HERE to see photos […]

My favorite month deserves a favorite painting.

November is my Birthday Month! Growing up, birthdays were a HUGE deal in my family. It took him a few years to catch on, but after 21 birthdays together, my husband Tim has become an expert on giving my Birthday Month the recognition it so deserves. If November is YOUR Birthday Month too, feel free […]

Reflections on my Cinderella weekend

This past weekend, Tim and I participated in a juried art festival called “Art on Main” held in downtown Hendersonville, NC. My painting “Sunflower Field” was the image that was chosen to promote the show this year. It was on everything — signs,  posters, bags… all of which I was asked to autograph throughout both […]