June 1, 2019

Shhh... It's a secret.

I’ve been working hard on a commission recently. It’s a surprise gift, so no photos until the recipient gets it.

That doesn’t mean nothing else has been happening though! I’ve been busy creating monotype paper prints for use in creating textured, l...

March 20, 2019

So excited and honored that two out of my three entries at the 24th Annual Crooked Creek Art League won awards! 

This is one of the largest art shows in the midlands each year with 128 pieces of artwork and 58 artists this year. I'm in good company: the competition was...

March 20, 2019

"Tivo"

My dear friend, Judy, recently lost her older dog to cancer. Tivo was a big sweet goofy loving dog. He loved to come over and swim in the lake and he had some adorable Border Collie quirks. He will be missed. I decided I wanted to do something for her and as a tr...

August 8, 2018

I was lucky enough to join a group of fellow painters (Shout out to #AboutFace) at a beautiful site recently.

A dozen of us painted plein at the beautiful historic Kincaid-Anderson House near Jenkinsville, SC. It was built in 1774 and has absolutely wonderfully scenic g...

July 7, 2018

My latest painting is now online! 


The head tilt of the duckling makes me wonder just what's on his mind. There's wonderful light in this piece. I am loving learning more about how to paint the light! 

I started this piece shortly before my mom passed away unexpect...

April 26, 2018

My latest painting is now online! 


This one is a portrait of a male Blue Grosbeak in full breeding plumage before a loose pale background.

Grosbeak literally translates to Large Beak and it's easy to see why. These are often easier to hear than to see, but they're a tre...

April 14, 2018

I'm happy to say that I've recently completed and posted several new works! 

Must be my naturalist leanings - I've been on a plants and animals kick lately in my painting subjects. The Painted Bunting is the latest in my Colorful Birds series. I love these little guys....

March 29, 2018

I feel fortunate to have had another chance to practice painting plein air the past few days.

A group of artists gathered at Edisto Beach State Park where we spent a couple of days on location creating art. A number of wonderful drawings and paintings were the result. I...

February 1, 2018

The french phrase "en plein air" translates to in the open air. It's also the phrase used to to describe painting outdoors from live scenes.

Plein air painting is all about leaving the four walls of your studio and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The...

January 3, 2018

Check it out! A collection of my art is now on display in a special exhibit at Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin. This exhibit features many of my currently available works. It will be on display until March 1, 2018. Please consider stopping by to take a look if you are in...

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