When all else fails…

When all else fails… Do what you know how to do. I know how to paint. I wasn’t BORN knowing how to paint. It is a skill I have spent the past 15+ years developing. Sometimes with great purpose. But more often than not in the midst of shooing off all the “WHY I am […]

A painting without words.

Sometimes a piece of art just needs to speak for itself. This one has limitless stories. The stories of every single person with even the slightest connection to The College of Charleston. So that is all I will say about this particular piece of art. At least for now. If you would like to have […]

A calendar for you! Art for July 2017.

Why do I give my art as GIFTS? Because I think that everybody could use a few more Pictures of Hope in their lives! This month’s giveaway is a July Calendar for your desktop that includes my most recent painting called “Endurance.” Here is is drying on the easel in my studio today while the […]

Endurance. What is YOUR story?

My most recent “Endurance Story” happened in Charleston, SC. In the middle of a sun-baked park. Surrounded by several years of my artwork. Protected only by a 10″ x 10″ tent. For an endless string of 17 straight days.  By the end of DAY ONE — all I could think was… “How did this ever […]

Some things never go out of style.

A common denominator between gardening, mercy, and love What is Timeless? I asked a group of friends to look at my newest painting so they could help me come up with a title for it. I wanted the name to convey a character trait they admire. And with Mothers’ Day on the horizon, I suggested […]

House For Sale in Travelers Rest, SC

My biggest art project is finally complete. Which means it is time to move on to the next project. 3,054 is a LOT of square feet for just three people. Since I am not very good at living with anything less than perfection, we’ve decided to downsize, for the main reason of having LESS to […]

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.  Just click on the image and download it to your computer, ringing in the New Year with some extra beauty! To read […]

When I FINALLY stopped caring so much…

…A gallery from Highlands, NC called to say they wanted to represent me! And now seven of my oil paintings are hanging in this adorable gallery, which is run by the nicest man you’d ever want to meet. The owner, Ken Johnson, had seen my work in downtown Greenville during Open Studios in November of […]