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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...

A Career Update

Artists are always faced with a question: How much pressure should I put on my art to support me? It’s amazing to pursue your creative...

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

The Woman You're Becoming

"The woman you're becoming will cost you people, relationships, spaces and material things. Choose her over everything." - unknown This...

Whimsical Landscapes

When I'm not painting flowers, I work on fun landscape paintings. I really enjoy this process, which usually begins with very little...

What Makes Us Feel Alive

April is finally here! All around us, the earth is waking up from the sleep of winter. Lately I've been thinking about what makes us feel...

Connecting to Nature

I feel so connected to nature when I paint. There's a freedom in the way a body of water moves, the way a hillside emerges. A swoosh of...

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...

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

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...

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...

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