Monday, November 9, 2015

Leap of Faith

It took a leap of faith
and an immeasurable amount of help from family and friends...
To leave snow shovels behind
and head home to Atlanta.

I could NOT have gotten luckier to score this awesome new studio space!

It usually takes me a while to break in a new studio, 
So I began a painting from life
to help adjust to new light sources.

The plan was to do a study on paper first,
then try to tackle the large canvas.

the last brushstroke of the study had not yet dried
when I was contacted about two awesome commissions!

A GINORMOUS 72"x72" sandwich painting commission

and a killer portrait commission!!

So purse off the easel for now
and I'm happily settled in and working on the study for the sandwich! :D

In-progress shots coming soon!

It's good to be home! :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Out of Bounds


"Out of Bounds"
10" x 5"
oil on two 5" x 5" canvases

in Atlanta

will be having the opening reception for their
December Small Works Show 

detail pic

this new little guy plus several other new paintings of mine will be shown and available!

Please feel free to call or email me or the gallery for more info!

I'm excited!!
Happy December!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rise and Shine


18" x 36"

(detail pic)

lots and lots of change in my life has kept me from posting and painting

I won't get into all of that now

except to say a new studio and new day job are part of this mix.

"First Bloom"
6"x 6"

was the first painting finished in my new studio :)

The paintings I've been working on in my new space

have definitely helped me think about change
new beginnings.

Red patent leather heels
(for me)

is a way to think about

stepping up to the plate

to take on 
new directions.

A time for
bold choices

A time to 
"Rise and Shine"


or feel free to email me for info!
Thank you for being there!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Field Trip

20" x 20" oil on canvas


While the ham sandwich is not specifically southern,
I can't imagine a crowd gathering event in the south
fancy party version:
the all time classic version:
(sack lunch-church camp-tailgate-fishin'-sandwich on the go)

Here's the classic
just in time for all your Memorial Day Weekend gatherings!

Recipe below

Click HERE for purchase info
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Head Over Heels

In the beginning .... 
I had a waaaaaaaaay 
less ladylike 
companion painting planned for Ken's head. 

my lowbrow side rears (hint) its raffish head from time to time :)

Then ...
 a wonderful collector emailed, asking what was on my easel.

Telling her of my plans for Ken's follow-up painting, 
she quickly pulls me out of the gutter with this idea!
just in time for
Valentine's Day! 

"Head Over Heels"
2- 6"x6" oil on cradled panel

Temporarily out of the gutter anyway :)

(image stolen/repurposed from

Thank you Georgette!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Wishing you this day and everyday to be Head Over Heels!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Drummer

16" x 20"  oil on cradled panel 

in-progress recap shots in order of painting:

finished sketch

And for those not on Facebook:
this week 
"Social Club"
found a home

sometimes I honestly wonder if I've died and gone to heaven ...
Luckiest girl in the whole wide world!

Please visit
I currently have two available paintings

Stay warm!!