That Time Between Autumn and Winter . . .

—Adapted from writings by McKenna Kaelin The Month of Remembrance At an early age, I was kidnapped by the love of flowers. A love that continues today. One of the earliest photos of myself was taken at my aunt and uncle’s farm, in Indiana, with a stem of hollyhocks in hand. While painting a wall of six-foot-tall flowers at […] […]

Colorado Painting Journey

Summer is leaving silently. Much like a traveler approaching the end of an amazing journey. —Darnell Lamont Walker     The beauty of Colorado remains at the forefront of my mind as I write. Six weeks of painting, dancing, and enjoying the company of dear friends. It just doesn’t get better than that. In my previous newsletter, I mentioned Bob and Donni’s master bath […] […]

Blunders & Absurdities

Have you ever missed a deadline? Well, I did. I have three paintings started, none of which are far enough along to finish in time for a show I planned to enter. In the Spring I get caught up in the search for just the right flowers for my yard. A good and fun example […] […]

Wishing You & Yours a Christmas full of Wonder!


Fleeting Moments of Fall

Autumn comes with regal ease in Georgia, content to arrive with slow grace. It is the end of November, we still have 70+ degree days. My neighbor, Margaret, has a beautifully shaped Maple tree and this year its radiant splendor did not disappoint. The leaves have changed from green to an incredible display of vibrant colors – vermillion to ruby […] […]

Spring Quote by Jim Carey


Spring Quote by Ernest Hemingway


My First Juried Art Competition

My intention was to paint three small paintings to enter the competition. On the day that a friend and I planned to enter our pieces, my three companion paintings sat unfinished on my table. I had to tell my friend I was looking forward to going but I wouldn’t be entering anything in the competition. She responded […] […]

A Not So Timid Garden

“This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery bright and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent, in my opinion, one of the best parts of living on earth.” —Victoria Erickson   Where do you find inspiration […] […]

Where do you find inspiration for your paintings?

This is a question artists are often asked. In response, I wrote that ideas for paintings come from anything you see or dream of. My ideas often come in dreams. They are in my mind when I awaken or during meditation. Since I love painting from nature I seldom leave the house without my phone […] […]