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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...

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...

Letting Go of Perfection

When I look at a piece of art, I love seeing the brushstrokes and slightly imperfect lines. It reminds me that a human being made 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...

My Story: Behind the Scenes

Have you ever wondered how people get started with an art career? It was a bit of a mystery to me until I started following a path toward...

Why Birds Sing

"Do you know why birds sing just before dawn? Scientists believe it's to tell their mates they made it through the night, as a way of...

Courage to Show Up

Living a creative life can be intimidating, a path wrought with self doubt and fear. So one of my core values has become courage. Courage...

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...

Boundaries

The other day I had the privilege of hearing Elizabeth Gilbert speak at the Lehigh Valley Women's Summit. She is one of my favorite...