Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Social Club"


a triptych
of small bites
to fit all your party needs!

"Salami Stack"



well maybe not ALL


each 8"x8" oil on panel

Feeling SO much love!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



20 x 20


another early red dot before
the December opening

Reception Dec. 6th 6-9pm

I can't find the right words to say how grateful and lucky I feel

Wednesday, November 13, 2013



12" x 12" oil on canvas

Fall (the season) is just an excuse to amp up my palette

a color frenzy resulting 
usually in a still life

this year a portrait

full of color
loaded with youthful promise

(start to finish pics)

Rock on!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It all happened so fast ....

One day I'm bloggin along
then suddenly

(scary music)

I'm the face of
The Necessary Evil!!!!!

or secret indulgence
It's a blurry line at this point...

Suffice it to say
ALL new news started showing up on Facebook!

The moment I used my FB mobile App to share that all my paintings had sold in the
Farm to Table
I was hooked

Now helpless to the charms of the quick and easy "share" button :) 
I posted 
about my workshop ...

demo area

work stations


color exercises

* painting THICK color next to each other without blending
* using touches of complimentary colors
* transition colors to optically blend without blending
* painting highlight "halos" and a very pale compliment [in] the highlight

We painted kisses for value

caramels to stretch our color perception
 and finally applying these ideas to presents!

Demo: "Lush" 10" x 10" 

If only I had stopped there!!
but noooooo ....

"Fourth" 48" x 48"

"Fifth" 48" x 48"

Please drop by the gallery to join in celebrating their 5th year! 

And HERE to connect with me on Facebook

just sayin'

Monday, September 2, 2013

let me explain ....

This past winter I had the strangest transition
 from full time artist 

to full time substitute high school art teacher.

This almost killed me :)


creatively spent

and ZERO painting for months.

I didn't realize this would end up being a major creative incubator

In part, it was the abrupt shift from 
controlled studio isolation

to the hum of hundreds of voices, rap music, and vending machines

and the constant steady stream of questions.

questions about art ...

But ...
questions about being from the South

That put these sandwich paintings into motion.

Southern traditions ...
especially food traditions.

The entire world has food traditions,
and while not strictly Southern 
finger sandwiches are a big part of my memories growing up in the South ...

my mother's luncheons and bridge club, 
church gatherings, 
and tailgating

homemade egg salad

 cucumber on white bread without the crusts

and of course, pimento cheese

needless to say, these food traditions give me the most delicious opportunity to do what I love with paint...

pile it on!

I'm thrilled to have Sold this triptych in
dk Gallery's
Farm to Table show

"Junior League" 12" x 36" Sold

The opening reception is this Friday night, September 6th, 5-9pm.
Hope to see Y'all

Thursday, August 22, 2013


28" x 22" oil on canvas

the thick
yummy colors of "brown"

lush reds 

dark violets, blues, pinks, and golds

patchwork of golds

That magenta triangle makes my heart pitter patter
Oh my ...