An Interview by the Artsy Shark

Carolyn Edlund is a consultant for artists and creative entrepreneurs. On her “Artsy Shark” blog she interviews artists from around the world. This week I was her featured artist. Check out her blog, she is knowledgeable and inspiring. Don’t forget to read her glowing testimonials. Below is a close-up of a portion of one of the […] […]

A Mural of Aspen, Poppies and Daisies

There was a presentiment of fall in the air this morning. The moisture and over-cast skies contributed to the feeling. A perfect morning to sit on the deck and talk to you about a portion of my latest project. Bella and I ventured to Broomfield, CO to create a relaxing atmosphere in the lobby of […] […]

April Newsletter: Day Lilies

Blessings of the Season Each season has its own blessing. For me, one of the blessings of Spring is new life, new beginnings, i.e., beautiful spring flowers leading to summer flowers and on to fall flowers. You get the picture. Will I ever get tired of flowers? Doubt it. And with Spring comes the urge to […] […]

Mural Embellished Wine Cellar Door

Grapevine Embellishment Over Arched Door One sunny afternoon I was designing a new note card when I received a call from a client who had purchased a loft in a downtown Denver sky rise. He had no idea what subject matter he wanted, just something painted over the arched entry door to the wine cellar. Although the expansive loft […] […]

Creative Decorating with Fine Art You Love

Creativity has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. Whether trying to capture the beauty of nature in a watercolor or creating flowing designs with sumptuous color in an abstract or collage, the intrigue never wains. Surrounding myself with fine art and fine art prints I love to look at and […] […]

Snow Covered Cardinals Christmas Card

Painting birds has always brought me joy and cardinals are certainly one of my favorite birds. Adding them to murals has always been fun, especially in Colorado since they don’t live here. I find people from the midwest usually miss seeing them and they have actually asked me to add them to their murals. Two little […] […]

American Indian Motif on Hardwood Floor

In addition to painting the surface of the fireplace in the lobby of The Wigwam Resort in Arizona I was also asked to paint American Indian motifs on the hardwood floor in the lobby. Researching American Indian motifs was an interesting study. There were many designs from tribes in the Arizona area. Here are a […] […]

A Thank You for Kind Deeds

Here is suggested text for a thank you note for someone who has done kind deeds for you and/or your family. “It is difficult to find the right words to express the appreciation for all you’ve done. Your kind deeds were comforting during Bob’s illness. Since his passing you continue to put a smile on my […] […]

Colorado Scenery Mural

One of the first projects I took on after returning to my world of painting in 2008 was for a lovely couple in Colorado Springs. Suzanne Cowen, a talented designer in town, called to see if I was still painting murals. I met with Suzanne at her client’s home to discuss painting a ceiling in their […] […]

Greeting Cards for Thanksgiving

Autumn and all its splendor is such a glorious time of year. Colors of green, gold, burgundy, warm browns, yellow, orange, and red fill the landscape. The Colorado Aspens, interspersed among the tall pines on the mountainside, have brilliant golden leaves in the fall and with the slightest breeze they seem to glisten in the sunlight. This really […] […]