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 […]

Three Easy steps to solving ALL of Life’s problems. (If ONLY!)

When at a loss for what to do… 1. Do what you know HOW to DO. 2. Remember what you KNOW to be TRUE. 3. Find something NEW for YOU. I like to explore ALL my options. So much so, that it has become a joke in our family. If you want something researched like a […]

What are YOU expecting? Thoughts for the start of a New Year…

“Expecting” is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind. A friend who was expecting. Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming. But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times.

Reflections on our great Charleston adventure

After spending 16 consecutive days sitting in Marion Square during Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, here are a few thoughts and observations I came away with. I should definitely keep painting. I had an overwhelming response to my COLOR, subjects, and style. I am definitely not doing any more 2-day outdoor art shows (at […]

Who’s got my paintings?

As I look back on 2010, I’m so thankful for the many people who bought my oil paintings this year. Here’s a public declaration of my gratitude to these fine folks with such excellent taste in art. 🙂 “Thank you for liking my art enough to make space for it in both your homes and […]

a painting for Haiti

Today is the first day of the 2010 Together For Adoption National Conference. It’s being held both today and tomorrow in Austin, Texas. With over 160 million orphans worldwide, this conference exists to educate people on how to practically live out “James 1:27” which says we are to care for orphans and widows in their […]

these are real people I’m painting (“HAITI: we have not forgotten” part 5/5)

I’m in the home stretch of this painting I’m creating for the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference. It’s called “HAITI: We Have Not Forgotten.” It will be auctioned off in an effort to hopefully raise at least $10,000 to help the orphans in Haiti. Here’s photos from Day 10 and 11… Wrapping up a painting […]

beauty in the rubble (“HAITI: We Have Not forgotten” part 4/5)

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m in the midst of talking about a painting I’m creating as a donation to the 2010 Together For Adoption Conference, and their efforts to raise money for the orphans of Haiti. Day 8 into my painting called  “HAITI: We have Not Forgotten” was the low […]

hanging out the wash (“Haiti: We Have Not Forgotten” part 3/5)

How do you stay clean while living in a tent? How do you live in a tent with strangers? How do you move on when your life and city has been devastated by an earthquake? I do not know. I’ve spent seven days trying to untangle a very complicated painting. But that’s about my biggest […]