Sunday, June 19, 2016

Upcoming Show!

I am super excited and honored to be included in, 
"It's the Simple Things"

If you live in the Atlanta area
drop by Chastain Art Center this coming Friday, June 24th, 6-8pm!

I will be showing my latest series of garnishes, and several other paintings, including this 30x30 study (that I am over the moon delighted was used for the show announcement!)
Hope to see you there!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Latest Series

I am a serious serial painter :)

I love the organizing/categorizing/grouping/brainstorming

SO interesting to me is the possibility of meaning when dissimilar but similar objects are brought together. 
Peace, love, and we-all-can-work-together sort of thing :)


sandwiches, appetizers, now the latest


It all began at lunch with a girlfriend.

"Extra Dirty"

 We ordered Bloody Mary's which came without ANY garnish at all!

As politely as I could, for I did not want to hurt the bartender's feelings, I asked for garnish.
(I mean who has ever heard of a bloody mary with out ANY garnish!)

So then our waiter brought ONE wedge of lime!
So then I was like ;-)

"Extra Fancy"

I want more garnish!!!

Pleading my case I proclaimed, 
I know it doesn't really change the taste of the beverage
but it makes it more FUN for heaven's sake!

It makes it SPECIAL!!
(I am prone to exaggeration)

"Extra Island"

It makes it more BEAUTIFUL!!
(frequently guilty of using excessive amounts of adjectives)

I mean, don't you out there in the internet, find that sometimes it's the little things, 
maybe things thought of as not necessary 
or extra,
 done purely for fun or beauty that make things special?

"Extra Zest"

make things special! 

Especially in my visually important, 
delightfully colorful, 
spectrally spectacular world!!

"Extra Manhattan"

Needless to say we received a plateful of garnishes! :D 
true story

All will be in an exhibit here in Atlanta at the end of the month, more info to follow.
Available for purchase now on my online site.
Click HERE 
for info
peace love and cheers!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Painting Class starting tomorrow!

Hello Atlanta!
My Beginning Oil Painting Class at Chastain Art Center starts tomorrow, 3/22.
This is a 10 week course
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30.
We will work from still life to learn basic techniques used in oil painting.
since I'm a color nerd
there will be heavy focus on seeing and mixing color :)

PS: This big guy is finished and, thanks to these two strong men, safely traveled to its new home!! :D
Detail and in-progress photos will be posted soon!!

Thank you as always from the bottom of my heart for being there!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Out of Bounds


This little guy is quite the rebel!

Weighing in at only 5" x 5"
he packs a mighty punch 
a little too colorful for his own good. :)

"Out of Bounds"
is one of my favorite little guys and he found a home today.
Another one leaves the nest… 

and my heart is forever grateful!