Glittering Garden

Garden Symphony- 16 x 20 – pastel Glittering Garden – 16 x 20 – pastel I had made a trip to Gibbs Gardens, in Ball Ground, GA with a couple of girlfriends right before the leaves dis...

Oil Classes

For the last couple of months, I have put my pastels aside, to concentrate on oil painting. Not that I have lost interest in my beloved pastels, mind you, but I have a desire to get to the next level ...

Plein Air – Oil and Pastel

Painting plein air is one of my favorite things to do. Having to tackle painting nature, with all it’s challenges of light shifting, wind blowing, sun’s heat beating down, the threat of rain, give...

Afternoon Reflections

This is a pastel commission I just finished of my clients’ beautiful backyard property. They have 15 acres which includes 2 ponds and wide open fields on 15 acres.  ...

Plein Air in Ellijay, GA 7-21-14

Last Wednesday, 2 of my art buddies, Barbara Jaenicke and Camille (Candy) Day and I met in Ellijay, GA, a quiet town in the GA mountains, about an hour north of where I live. It’s very scenic, very ...

Pet Portraits

As an artist, people ask me to do a portrait of their beloved pet. As a dog lover, how can I turn that down, knowing how much our animals mean to us. They end up being a very treasured memory. Here ar...

First Snowfall

Being stuck inside the house, after Atlanta was shut down because of  “Snowmageddon”, does have it’s perks. Nothing to do but paint down in the studio being one of them. After the b...

2013- My Year in Review

This truly has been a growing and evolving year in my art career and I am so grateful for each moment! My intention for 2013 was to devote more time and energy to painting, getting into juried shows a...

Garden Entrance

GARDEN ENTRANCE The beautiful island of Mykonos, Greece was again my inspiration for Garden Entrance. Strolling down the streets and alleyways there, I saw paintings in my minds eye in every entrance ...