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Sunflowers

I've been making new sunflower paintings, inspired by a collector who commissioned a sunflower piece for his wife's birthday. Here's a...

Capturing Inspiration

One night a few weeks ago I had some kind of stomach bug. It kept me up until nearly midnight, and I was so exhausted. When I finally...

New Year, New Perspective

While we may be ready to put 2020 behind us, I want to offer another perspective. We learned so many important things the past year, and...

How to Choose a Painting

One question I'm asked all the time is whether a painting will look good in a certain space. Today, I want to share some answers that will h

Chasing the Muse

"Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decides if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While...

The Need to Escape

This year I will be expanding my collection of beach-inspired landscape paintings. A couple are already in the works, and I can't wait to s

Musings from Lockdown

We've been under "Stay at Home" orders for 60 days now, and I want to record some of what I'm experiencing. What I'm enjoying right now...

Coronavirus Update

Last week we lost a member of our extended family to COVID-19. While I wasn’t very close to this person, I’m still feeling the loss. The...

The Hope of Spring

We have been self-quarantined for 31 days now due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Where I live we are still able to safely get outdoors for...

We Need Art Now

Art can take on so many forms. There's the traditional framed painting on the wall, or the handmade pottery vase holding a bunch of...

Embracing Failure

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison Can we just come out and say that any creative endeavor...

Mindfulness

Can we talk about mindfulness? It has been shown to reduce stress, increase focus, and regulate emotions. Definitely something I can use...

Commissions

One of my favorite things to do is create a piece of art for a specific space. I love to look at the colors in a room, the style of...

Collaborating to Create Art

One of my favorite things to do is create a piece of art for a specific space. When I was taking fine art classes in college, I actually...

Portals to Another World

My painting process has always involved a lot of layering. Now more than ever, I am enjoying the possibilities brought by my layering...