Spain - and the Rest

I spent a wonderful 10 days in Hossgour, in the South of France with the kids. A great time, filled with some really funmemories. Then 2 weeks in Spain traveling with a friend of mine. On my Bucket List was going to the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, and it was what I thought it would be - astounding! To be in his studio with his work surrounding me, seeing the colors up close, was truly a gift. Traveling to Cordoba, Seville, and Grenada were equally incredible, and the mosques and cathedrals were just remarkable in the history and the craftsmanship. A remarkable trip - but cut short with Hurricane Irma.  (Picture below was to show everyone back home we were well protected in Madrid)


We traveled home, I prepared my house, and I loaded my car with all of the things that are most important to me and I don't want to lose. It's a good reminder that you really can fill your car with just enough to start over if you have to. My oriental rugs, favorite paintings, Bose stereo, paints, my French boots books, and Madonna that was a prototype for a larger pice in a cathedral in Rio de Janeiro. And then drove up to NY State to be with my Mom. 

I'm back home today and after resettling into my house, paint three commissions, and pack to Paris for three months of painting and babysitting. My finance guy says that I would be overwhelmed, but don't have the time. Very true

A Break

Between SEWE, Spoleto , the Solo Show at the Principle Gallery, and new work for City Art Gallery, in Greenville, NC - I've had a busy six months. I love painting that much because I feel when you are pushed to produce, the ideas, and the brush flow. And, I feel like I become a better each time.

But a break is good and I am off to see my Mom and great friends. Cool lake water, sitting on the dock, visiting memories from 20 years back - all good for the soul. Sketch book will go, but for once, paints stay behind so I can just relax. Looking forward to it!

Coming Home 38x34

Coming Home 38x34


Maybe it's too much coffee, but making my path through the house, with paintings on the floors either being framed, varnished or labeled - and I'm so happy. I Love Piccolo Spoleto. And this year I have the bonus of my Solo Show at the Principle Gallery!

The beauty of this time of year is that I am in the studio ALL the time, music pouring out the door (and probably driving the neighbors crazy) - when you practice all the time, you get better. Paintings take a turn. And now I get to go out in public and see people.  :-)

"A Little Paris Cafe" 6x8 oil . Available at the Principle Gallery

"A Little Paris Cafe" 6x8 oil . Available at the Principle Gallery

That's Me - #41. Everyday from May 26 - June 12th!

That's Me - #41. Everyday from May 26 - June 12th!

Almost Here!

"The Siren" 40x30 PICCOLO SPOLETO in Marion Square - OPENING DAY MAY 26th!

Spring is here

Good weather drags me out of the studio and back painting out on location.  What a great job to be able to go outside in the lowcountry with friends and paint the landscape. Not once do I forget to say how thankful I am with this life I get to have. 

"Harbor Boats" 12x9 oil, framed in burnished silver.

Show Time

Feel like I am "back in the saddle again" after last year. The studio is now crowded with new work to go to The Luminous Landscape Salon at the Principle Gallery Feb 1st. Then there is SEWE on the 17th . I've had great fun painting for that show, and will post next week after the opening of the Salon Show. The piece below has taken me a bit more abstract, and have loved the process. I'm really happy with the paintings for this show. Please come by for the opening on the 3rd at the Principle Gallery.

"Dusk No.31" 36x36 oil on board, framed

"Dusk No.31" 36x36 oil on board, framed

A New Year

A blank canvas. I'm looking forward to the upcoming year filled with exploration, paintings, shows, and growing as my new life unfolds. I'm back in the studio painting for SEWE and the upcoming Low Country Salon at the Principle Gallery. The house is taking shape and love my new little neighborhood.

Wishing all a hopeful, healthy, and happy New Year.

BELOW: "Flying High" 24x36 oil on linen

Aftermath, Blessing, Friendship

Just a short note on the past Hurricane scare here in Charleston. VERY thankful for friends who called, texted or just emailed to ask how things were going. I was given refuge in Summerville and very grateful for the hospitality. Now I am home and after putting on a new tin roof (yes - all by my little self! Don't think I'll hire out, but it isn't bad), moving out of the Confederate Home studio - I think I am at last settled. It's been almost a year and feel like my new home is done. And ready to paint again, which is a great feeling.

And then off to Paris for two weeks! 

Summer Series

Back from the mountains of NC and working on my Summer series. Studio is pretty hot, but getting some paintings done (and taking ukulele lessons. Yep, scary, but true). I'm also a volunteer for the Charleston Music Hall and have 6 upcoming concerts before I head over to Paris in October to babysit. It's been a good, diversified summer.

Day in the Sun 24x30

Day in the Sun 24x30

In the Shade, 12x16 oil

In the Shade, 12x16 oil

Count Down!

Here it is middle of May and I am gearing up for Piccolo Spoleto's Outdoor Art Exhibition. I've moved back to my old spot under the tree - #41, and looking forward to seeing everyone again. New paintings are getting framed, labels are being done, and now hope that all the pieces are there when I put up my tent! (With moving, you never know)

Please come by to visit, take a painting home, and see all the new work from new artists. I'm excited and realized that this is my Official 10 Year Anniversary in the park. I'm so luck to live in this city that supports the arts.

See you there!

"Day at the Fair", 18x18 $2100

"Day at the Fair", 18x18 $2100

It's Spring!

There have been so many changes this year, but I am back in the studio - the new one - and so happy to be back painting. I am working on a few small pieces for the upcoming show at City Art Gallery, in Greenville, NC April 7th is Art of Fashion, and I loved doing these small pieces for the show>

"In a Clutch" Series: "Whimsey", "Glitter", "Noir" and "Blush". Each are 12x9 oil, framed in floater with Silver edge

A New Year

With Patience. Humor. Peace. Kindness. Adventure. 2016

"Adieu" 30x30 oil Appropriate for this new beginning.


Carnival Lights

The one piece I've done for the December show that represents the Low Country, is one of my favorite themes. "Carnival Lights" gives me the opportunity to explore some abstract moments in a painting, and work on a very large scale. 60x72 is by far the biggest piece I've done, and I loved every minute of it!