The northern Gulf Coast is known for its fine, sugar-white sand. After a strong storm, it's left perfectly smooth, as though no one has ever set foot. As I had done countless times, I headed for the National Seashore after days of wind and rain.
Painted soon after the death of my mother, “Day's End” is a tribute to her passion for nature's beauty. As a family, we spent our free time of the cooler months in the woods of North Florida or Alabama. My brothers would hunt with my father — and my mother, sister and I would pick wildflowers or blackberries, depending upon the season.
In this painting, the goodness within each of us is represented by the axis. At the core of the univalve shell, it often remains intact even when the shell has been badly broken. There is beauty in brokenness. None of us gets through life without suffering and pain.
The hills that stretch up the coast and Central Valley of California from Santa Barbara to Sacramento are covered in wild oak grass which dries to a beautiful, golden brown in summer. It's an iconic California scene familiar to many.
Ever since I was a child, I have had the ability to drop very deeply into a place of natural beauty. For many years, I lived in The Midwest and found the shores of Lake Michigan to be stunningly beautiful.
The strokes that make up this painting started simply as a magnolia bloom, then evolved into a beautiful metaphor of a friend. Caroline typifies the femininity of a traditional Southern woman of very strong character.
It's so good to be painting again! Sometimes life gets in the way of our passions but that's ok — C’est la vie! — so it's said. When life makes you postpone your passions, seek what it's teaching you. Grow from the trials. Lean in and let the experience take you to a new level. You'll soon find that you can return to your love with a new perspective and a new zeal.
My first painting in California inspired by the hills of The Bay Area. This will soon be offered for sale online!
In Esperanza, the trees are sentient beings evoking the emotions of waiting, striving and hope. Together they gather, a community striving to live a life of service, no matter what their occupation may be.
"All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” Alexandre Dumas
Esperanza is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "hope, expectation."
I wanted to give all of my collectors early access to the discounts so you have a chance to pick up anything you like before anyone else. Why? As a supporter of my work, you are my #1 priority, and giving you first dibs on my Black Friday Sale was a no-brainer.
Fall is here and with it comes dryer days and clearer skies! The cooler days often bring more energy and enthusiasm for the tasks at hand, as opposed to the sluggishness we often feel in the heat of summer.
July was a busy month for us! Over the first 2 weeks, we gathered together 8 sold paintings from collectors who gave me consent to offer them as fine art prints. We then had them professionally photographed and they are now available to you with an additional 15% off all prints through Labor Day!
With pleasure I share with you my newest paintings.
Summer is in full swing and what a glorious season it is! The beauty of green foliage filling the trees, the joy of swimming under the sky, flowers and picnics and outdoor fun!
In this "Pathway of Light," the viewer’s eye is being led intentionally into the painting by the pool of water, which runs parallel to the shore reflecting the bright orange of the western sky. This “pathway of light” guides us into the direction of the sun and then out to the sea.
Gazing a stand of pines, the landscape became secondary to my composition and the dominant shapes I chose to convey. Inspired by the German Expressionists, I took great liberties with the color as well.
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