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The Sensuality of Flowers

When I was a child, my mother kept luxurious flower beds (she still does a fair bit of flower gardening today). During the hot days of...

The Meaning of Poppies

I'm often asked why I paint poppies, and the short answer is simply that I love them! There are of course deeper reasons I return to this...

Justice Grows in the Garden

As a child, I loved reading books with rich illustrations. Finding hidden imagery in art has always fascinated me. So I welcome you to look

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...

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

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...

Why Poppies?

I get asked this question all the time. What led me to paint so many poppies, in so many colors, in so many different ways? Well, I love...

Still I Rise

Sometimes a painting takes me on a journey, and this was one of those. I approached this canvas with a desire to stay open and see where...

The Art of Storytelling

This painting has been accepted to "The Art of Storytelling" exhibition at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. I created it in 2018, and...

Waking Up to Spring

These deep purple poppies would feel like velvet in the palm of your hand. The canvas is dripping with sunlight like a warm day in May.

I Love Painting Flowers

Close ups of flowers are so sensual to me. Their literal purpose is reproduction, all of that temporal beauty with the sole aim of...

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