Altered Art Brushes

I have a recent growing interest in altered art. In particular altered paintbrushes. I've used brushes in my work a few times, and I've always felt that used paintbrushes have an unseemly and sad ending in their lives. It's an attachment that I feel to a particular brush that wears just how I like, or applies … Continue reading Altered Art Brushes

Giclée or Not to Giclée…

News:If you have ever been interested in my artwork, but for various reasons were unable to commit to a purchase then I have some news I hope will rekindle your  attention. After meeting with a contractor, I now have access to reasonably priced giclée prints. In return, I am now able to offer you a variety … Continue reading Giclée or Not to Giclée…

Bloom Where you are Planted

   Title: The Butterfly BushesSize: 24x30 inch Medium: acrylic on canvasContact me for Pricing*Butterfly bushes are native plants to SW Virginia. I have been on my jobs with my husband and see layers of these bushes growing and butterflies flitting all around. They line the edges of bumpy, gravel road sides and are often covered in … Continue reading Bloom Where you are Planted

creative activity

woman can best re-find herself in some sort of creative activity of her ownAnne Morrow LindberghJust in case you thought I have been lazy, uncreative or lost...  A little proof that I although I have not been blogging, it does not mean that I have not been creating....24 x 24 inch prestretched canvasacrylics & inkuntitled12 … Continue reading creative activity

I’d rather sit on a pumpkin

Art: I have been painting and sketching, at the same time. Well, maybe not exactly at the same time...but you get what I meant, right? The fall season almost upon us, so I put some that creative energy in to creating personalized work for halloween and/or fall. I have come up with a few variations that I can … Continue reading I’d rather sit on a pumpkin

By now we all know that my skills and patience with photography are like the trees I paint....18 x 24 inch canvasacrylics, marker and pencilUntitledIt feels good to be creating again...and there is something wonderful going on in this paintingclose up of the same paintingJohn Muir on trees:A few minutes ago every tree was excited, … Continue reading

*****************************WARNING***************************For those of you who are timid OR uncomfortable with color,todays work will most likely startle and/or overwhelm you. *******************************12 x 24 inch canvasacrylics and markerUntitledToday I decided to experiment. In this painting, I combined all the elements that I am currently using. Yet, what created seems different-subdued but saturated at the same time.At its root … Continue reading

Some of you have already seen my newest surreal tree art. (well, the mostly completed version of it anyway) I thought the tree looked kind of "floaty". I went back in and gave the back ground some details to help ground the tree image. If you are wondering about the canvas, well it is not one I could … Continue reading