…And then it’s over.

How fast it goes. We’ve all survived the heat and the rain, created new friendships, and found great homes for beautiful paintings. I have deep gratitude for the folks that grace their homes with my work, and let me keep going with my passion for painting. Thank you all.

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This is the Week!

I’ll be in Marion Square for 17 days, #32, 10-6

I went through a slump this winter and wasn’t sure where I was heading with my work. It’s a dilemma that most painters go through time to time. It’s frustrating, scary, perplexing - you either quit or you just push through and keep painting. I really think if you just keep putting paint down, it will eventually turn into something you’re proud of. Same in real life.

And now, I feel I am in a great spot, happy with the work, and ready to put them out there!

Here are some of the favorites:

A Painting in Your Home

I’ve been providing this service for quite a few clients in the past year, and thought I would share.

If you are contemplating what a painting might look like in your home, just email me one or two images of the spot it will be in, and tell me which paintings you think you would like in that space. I will photoshop the paintings into the space so that you can see what they look like. (I just did this for two clients that live out of state and it worked out perfectly for them.)

Room Design: Samantha Hughes Bouvant, Paris

Room Design: Samantha Hughes Bouvant, Paris

Wildlife - LOL

The last painting of 2018. Hard to image we are almost done with this year. A really wonderful one it was: travel, friends, learning to let people in my life again, learning to let go of what doesn’t make you a better person, laughing a whole lot, and becoming a better painter. I am so lucky to have this passion, and have friends who feel the same way.  Now, wrapping, packing, Christmas parties and parades… and off to Paris tomorrow to be with family. Merry Christmas everyone! xxx  “Lobster”, 30x15 oil

The last painting of 2018. Hard to image we are almost done with this year. A really wonderful one it was: travel, friends, learning to let people in my life again, learning to let go of what doesn’t make you a better person, laughing a whole lot, and becoming a better painter. I am so lucky to have this passion, and have friends who feel the same way.

Now, wrapping, packing, Christmas parties and parades… and off to Paris tomorrow to be with family. Merry Christmas everyone! xxx

“Lobster”, 30x15 oil

Enjoying this weather

Back out painting with friends. Life is good.

“Painting into the Sun 12x9 oil on board $750, framed

“Painting into the Sun 12x9 oil on board $750, framed

Settled in.

It's hard not to travel for a while - but, at the same time, happy to be home for the fall here. I'm really looking forward to getting back out with friends painting,  working on the house, going to work at the Music Hall (great line up for the upcoming months). 

I'm going to do an Open Studio weekend here, and need to get some work done too. Like paint the studio, put in a pathway, and do those little things that make it "home" for me. 

All the while...working on The Botanical Series in the studio.

"The Botanicals #7"  24x36 oil on board. $3800

"The Botanicals #7"  24x36 oil on board. $3800

Lotus in Blue

I've been traveling, well, it seems like forever. Off and on for a year pretty much, and it's hard to be settled in at home, but wonderful to be back in the studio painting.

One of the trips was to the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville. An inspiring trip for sure, with the Chihuly sculptures on display, and the blossoms in the ponds. Kind of goes back to my graphic roots.  30x40 oil on board

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Play Time

Spoleto is done, I'm working on commissions, and under the influence of abstracts these past few weeks. I find them such a challenge - and sometimes rewarding. It's not just putting paint down, it's finding that great composition that makes a painting really good.

I think I have a 36x36 that turned out just the way I wanted.

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Humbled

I am so honored to have my body of work chosen for First Place at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Working in the studio, or outside on location is a great way to live, and to be recognized for that work, is such an great honor. Thank you!

Come see me at #37 in Marion Square, now til June 9th

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A Week from Today

And it can't get here soon enough! I've been in the studio painting, framing, marketing, cleaning - and so ready to set up in Marion Square, display the new work...and visit with people. :-) I never think I'm stressed during the week before, until I realize, yep, I'm stressed. So much work is put into the show, and the doubts always pop up if I've done enough, will people like them, and all those other questions. Phew.

So come see the new work and visit with me. Yea!

"SPF 30" 36x36 oil on board

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"Stacked"

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A little piece from Paris, when I stopped in St Germain to have tea after painting down at the Seine. I love painting tea cups - fragile and beautiful.

"Stacked, 10x8 oil on linen $700

at City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC

Confined to Quarters

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It has been an amazing 6 months of my life - some good, some great, some sad. But I am home from Spain/France/Finger Lakes, and Argentina, ready to settle in and just paint for the next few months. (I have the group show April 25th in Greenville, NC at City Art Gallery, then, of course, Spoleto.) It feels good to be home in my little house, painting in the studio, and getting work done. The Argentina trip was absolutely amazing - with great people, and so glad I got to be part of all of that. A lot of magical moments.

I think this little 12x9 reflects the trip the best. "It Takes Two". SOLD

Oyster Season

Still can't get a love for them, but oh, so much fun to paint. All those bits of color!

"The Remains" 12x24 oil on board $1200

"The Remains" 12x24 oil on board $1200