Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2016 Calendar

It is that time of year again when we turn our thoughts to the holidays and the new year.  My 2016 Desk Calendar is now available for preorder through November 20, with delivery the first week of December.   The calendar features twelve of my favorite paintings done this year, and is printed in full color on glossy card stock. Pages measure 8.25" wide by 3.75" tall, with a fold out stand.  A great gift idea! To preview the calendar and to purchase please click here.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Baseball Jar

Baseball Jar, Oil on Linen, 14x11

I love baseball and every summer I do a baseball themed painting.  "Baseball Jar" is this year's effort. I have been painting Ball jars recently, which are fun to do, and the play on words inspired the idea.   I am pleased to say it won an Honorable  Mention award last week at the Moore County Arts Council annual Fine Arts Festival in Southern Pines, NC.

The painting below is currently on exhibit at the Footlight  Players Theatre in Charleston as part of their French inspired theme for their production of the musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The Blue Ribbon, Oil on Linen, 18x32

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Monday, March 30, 2015

Wedgewood And Wine

Wedgewood and Wine, Oil on Linen, 22x30

I am pleased to announce that this painting will be among several that will now be shown at The Gallery on Broad, 29 Broad Street in Charleston. I am very honored that owner, Kate Mullin, asked me to join her family of award winning artists, many of whom enjoy national reputations.  It has been my goal to have my work represented by a Charleston gallery for some time, and I am so excited by this wonderful opportunity!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chinese Red

Chinese Red, Oil on Linen,  26x30

I completed this painting recently, and want to thank my friend, Scotty, for loaning me her beautiful antique Chinese lunch basket.  The basket is two hundred years old and so elegant. Imagine using it to carry your lunch!  The intricacies of the detail were challenging to draw, but I hope I was able to capture its grace and magnificent red color.  I am loving red these days!

In two weeks I will be heading back to Pinehurst, NC for the Palustris Arts Festival March 26-29. The festival is a celebration of local and regional arts featuring music, dance, theater and visual art. Hollyhocks Art Gallery has been chosen as one of the featured venues, and is hosting a reception on Friday, March 27 from 5-7 pm.  For those of you in the area, please stop by.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Red Apple Box

Red Apple Box, Oil on Linen, 18x32

I hope 2015 is getting off to a great start for everyone!  

I found this old red box in an antique store in the fall, and fell in love with the color and  texture of the old wood showing through where the paint has worn off, and knew it would make a great still life "shelf".   I had so much fun painting all the different reds.  My paintings tend to be primarily in the gray tones, so to play around with so much color was a blast.