Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Dread Pirate Roberts

Dread Pirate Roberts
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
framed
view in my shop

I've been on a bit of a break.
For the past few weeks I've had some "painters block".
It happens.
I think I'm back on track.

I have been wanting to paint pirate kitties for a while now - after seeing the cats on Ocrakoke Island, I was inspired. This is the first - he's named after the mythical pirate in "The Princess Bride" (one of my favorite movies).

“Inconceivable!"
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
9.5' x 9.5'
oil on wood
framed


If you would like a portrait of your lizard, let me know :)





Saturday, July 9, 2016

First Place!





"Morning Nap"
7" x 5"
oil on panel
private collection


I am so thrilled to announce my painting has been chosen for first place in the DailyPaintworks monthly contest!!!

Do you remember the scream Olive unleashes in "Little Miss Sunshine" when she gets the message that she has won the beauty contest? That was me after finding out I won. My dogs seriously thought I had lost my mind corralling around me like little groupies joining in on the celebration. Or maybe they were just hoping for a treat.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hannah

Hannah
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This painting is for the winner of Paws in the Park silent auction to raise money for local rescue organizations.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Can I go too?

"Can I go too?"
oil on canvas
18" x 24"
private collection

I painted this image a few years ago and I've alway wanted to paint it big.
Now, it's almost life-size!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

First Gardenia

First Gardenia
oil on canvas
Available at Sandpiper Gallery 

The first gardenia of the season.
My favorite time of the year.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Alex

Alex
8x10
oil on canvas
private collection

Monday, May 16, 2016

Joy

Joy
24" x 48"
oil on canvas
Available at Sandpiper Gallery 

Recently, I have started a series of large paintings of agility dogs.  Since attending a dock jumping show a few years ago, I have come to admire the athleticism of these dogs and the connection they have with their human partners, their concentration is unshakable. I just love the pure joy they get from catching a frisbee, doing flips or jumping off a dock - it makes me smile.

...and on a personal note, I have been experiencing a lot of joy lately, so I appropriately named this "Joy".

Thank you Wayne Ramsey for your beautiful photo to work from.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sleeping Basset

Sleeping Basset
40"x 32"
oil on canvas
Available through
Available at Sandpiper Gallery 

 I started this a few years ago and never finished it - just other things getting in the way - my mind jumps around like a spider monkey - you know... "Maybe I'll paint this! Maybe I'll paint that!" and then I end up doing just that and end up with a lot of half finished paintings. The gallery that has been representing me encouraged me to finish it and VOILA! It's DONE!
I love it when that happens :)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Singing Swallow


"Singing Swallow"
10" x 8"
oil on canvas
Available at Sandpiper Gallery 

I'm loving spring!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Hunt

The Hunt
45" x 12"
oil on canvas
framed
View in my shop


Dubois Cow

Dubois Cow
11" x 14"
oil on canvas
private collection

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Red Tag

Red Tag
24" x 24"
oil on canvas
Available at Sandpiper Gallery 
30% of this sale will benefit New Ratittude Rescue

This is Petunia and she is a Rat Terrier rescue.
I saw a photo of her in the New Rattitude Rescue calendar and HAD the paint her. She reminded me so much of my Frida with the attitude, sitting pretty on that chair.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Three Roads

Three Roads
10" x 8"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent out west trip.

Santa Fe Gate

Santa Fe Gate
12" x 12"
oil on canvas

Inspiration from my recent trip out west.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Roadside Church

"Roadside Church"
16" x 12"
oil on canvas

I just spent an amazing 7 days out west in Denver, Colorado, Sante Fe & Taos, New Mexico with my mom and sister. Lots of landscapes, new energy and new ideas for paintings!

This is a Church in New Mexico I saw in some random town. I quickly snapped the photo out of the window. Just love the barbwire in contrast to the friendly white picket fence, the adobe and white windows.... just a lot of metaphors in this.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Partytime!

"Partytime!"
7" x 5"
oil on panel
private collection

This is my sister's pup, Gretel. I painted this for her 50th birthday. At this moment we are in Colorado celebrating her birthday with my mom going to galleries, museums and immersing ourselves in creativity, good food and humor.

Today we go to one of my favorite cities Sante Fe and then we go to Taos.
It's going to be a good an inspirational celebration!



Friday, February 19, 2016

Keeper

Keeper
11" x 14"
Private Collection

For the past few weeks I have been clearing out my studio - Got a hold a book called "Spark Joy" which has helped me decide what stays and what goes. I highly recommend it for clearing clutter. Now, it has spread to other parts of the house. What seemed like an unsurmountable task now seems so easy, and so freeing.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Gus

Sweet Gus
8" x 10"
oil on canvas
private collection

This is Gus. He belongs to a good friend. Every time I would go to her house, Gus would most likely be sitting on the sofa and I would sit next to him. Unlike most cats that would run away to some dark room in the back of the house at the sight of an intruder, he would stay and let me pet him and just sit quietly - nothing seemed to bother him and always seemed deep in thought.
He was a cool cat and will be missed.