Thursday, August 31, 2017


Strata is a 9 X 12 oil painting using a palette knife. It abstractly represents Arizona and the colors are various reds and corals, and blues and greens. It was too much fun to paint!

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Shelf Life

Shelf Life is a 6 X 8 watercolor of a vintage Ball Ideal canning jar. Mine were never this pretty. Now I go to the grocery store to stock up, wipe my brow, and pretend I have been canning all day!

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Force of Nature

Force of Nature is a 14 x 10 watercolor of the old gnarly, live oak trees found on the North Carolina coast. Sometimes they look like they have been dancing! The salt and wind has made them beautiful in their imperfections. They really are noticeable, silhouetted in the last rays of the sun. The colors are rich and warm. The painting feels quiet and reflective.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Deep Blue

Deep Blue is a sea turtle painted with watercolor. I used blues, greens, & violets instead of the real colors of brown, greens, and grays. As a North Carolina native, I catch a glimpse of them every great once in a while in the ocean. I am always surprised by how big they are!


Thursday, June 8, 2017


Crowing and strutting around the place, this rooster seemed to demand my attention. He lives at a roadside attraction called Fort Apache in Supply, NC. Words are hard to find that would describe this unique place. The owner, Dale Varnam, is the kindest person you could meet. Even Mike and Frank of the tv show "American Pickers" had to check it out for themselves!

Original Oil painting is 9 X 12 on illustration art board.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Buoy #2

It's a new perspective from a boat on the water! This buoy might be an orange dot in the water from the town of Southport, NC. Up close it is battered and rough. Of course, I never saw the reflective #2 or the algae growing on its base. It is painted on 300 lb Arches watercolor paper and will be easily framed with a standard size mat & frame. Prints can be purchased:

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tripple Dip

This is a 6 x 12 acrylic on panel of peach, black cherry, and chocolate ice-cream on a cone. Every thing goes with chocolate!