Sunday, May 1, 2016


10 x 10, oil
$400, available at, or email me

Someone asked me in my last workshop when do I know when to stop with my paintings. I told her, "I don't!" But I have found that when I stop sooner rather than later, I'm more pleased with a painting. Such is the case with this painting. I had not intended to stop when I did, but I got to a point where I loved it, so I stopped. New workshop information coming this week. I've got one in Atlanta in June.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Twirling on the Beach

 "Twirling on the Beach"
24 x 18, oil
$1050, available, or email me

One of my best friends since third grade gave me the photo reference for this painting. Her mother saw my work and thought I may want to paint this... and she was right. This painting reflects how I feel when I first get to the beach... so small in this huge world and so happy to be there.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Just Breathe

"Just Breathe"
16 x 12, oil
$575, available at

Friday, April 15, 2016

Helping Mom

"Helping Mom"
48 x 36, oil
$1950, available at

If you're wondering how I got the title, I asked my son whom is home from college today to hold my painting outside while I took a picture of it... and I included him in the photo.  I thought maybe if I showed a handsome young man with it, it'd make it look better.  What do you think?
New workshop posted.  Please visit my website for more info and to register. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Looking Up

"Looking Up"
24 x 20, oil
$1050, available at

I originally had the bluebird looking down, but my daughter told me he should be "looking up."  She was right.  

New workshop posted.  Please visit my website for more info and to register. 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

New Workshop Added

Painting Demonstration from workshop in Union Point, Georgia

It's been a whirlwind of recent activities including two workshops and the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational.  I've just added a new workshop in Gadsden, Alabama.  To register, please go to my website  Below is a picture of the beautiful new friends I made at my last workshop.  Thankful and honored that some want to learn from me. 

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter and "Fearless"

40 x 30, oil, available soon at Sunshine Village Art Gallery, Watkinsville, GA
This is an older painting that I really liked but seemed to need a little something extra. Hence the title, "Fearless." It's so easy to paint over an old painting with freedom to explore...nothing to lose... sometimes it works and most of the time it doesn't. But this is the way I strive to approach all my paintings now, sometimes finding myself too caught up in "I don't want to mess this up" mentality and never push myself to where I might can go. It's a constant high and low, but something keeps me trying over and over. Thank you for following my work!

Looking forward to the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational this week in Gadsden, AL.  Fourteen artists from the southeast coming to paint the town.  This will be my eighth year to participate.  If you're nearby, please plan to come visit, and don't miss Friday night's opening reception (April 1) at the Gadsden Museum of art from 6 - 8 PM.  There will be a silent bid auction with some paintings starting at $100!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Workshop Pictures and "First Day of Spring"

"First Day of Spring"
14 x 11, oil

Okay, so I missed posting this on the actual first day of spring... but to me, the title is so fitting.  All of our trees and shrubs are starting to bloom and it's so beautiful!  This is a painting of some flowering quince from my trip to Rome, Georgia last week.

I had a wonderful time teaching eleven great artists (now new friends -- see photos below).  My next workshop will be April 4 and 5 in Union Point, Georgia and is full, but I'm currently working on scheduling more workshops, and will post here, my facebook page, Instagram, and website when I have dates.  Thank you for following my work!

WONDERFUL group of ladies!  Kathleen Smithson (in front) hosted this workshop at her studio in downtown Rome.  Both days we had a delicious lunch in the outside courtyard (where we are pictured above).  

Below are my two demos from Day 1 and Day 2.

And here are SOME of the finished paintings from Day 2.  I thought everyone's paintings turned out beautifully!  I missed out on getting pictures of some paintings because they were already packing up when I remembered!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Same Changes

"Same Changes"
16 x 12, oil
$550 unframed, click here to purchase, or email me

Titled from a favorite song of mine by "The Weepies"  Google it and let me know how you like it.

Looking forward to my workshop in Rome, Georgia in a couple of days.
Kathleen Smithson has done a lovely job coordinating!

This painting is painted on a different surface than I usually use...  Odessa Linen.  I posted a different view of the painting on my Instagram account, which I've recently started using, and I'm thoroughly enjoying getting to meet new friends.
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