Playing with Color

Do you ever feel stuck with your art?  Like maybe you have a lot of ideas but they’re not coming out right or maybe you’re getting bored with your usual style and subject matter. I felt that way.  Finding my way back to my artist self since becoming a mother has been a long road…

Upcoming Group Show at the Taylor Gallery

I’m so happy to share that I will be part of a group show at the Taylor Gallery for the month of September. The Taylor Gallery is a relatively new gallery and event space.  Each month they feature a new group of local Asheville Artists.  I’m thrilled to be among their artists for September.  I’ll…

Rainbow Portraits are Back!

About a month back, I posted an exploratory post on  my local mama group’s Facebook page, wondering if anyone would be interested in ordering a rainbow portrait from me.  The response was amazing!  So many people contacted me, and many of them followed through and ordered one (or two or four!). It feels great to…

Maureen Forman: Drawing More Closely To A Sense of Herself

I was so delighted to hear a radio interview with my old friend, Maureen Forman, that she recently shared online.   We met 13 years ago in Cortona, Italy, where we were roommates and friends in a study abroad program. Take a listen to the whole interview.  It’s pretty short but inspiring as it covers part of…

Northern Flicker

A wintery little painting of a northern flicker woodpecker. I tried to be more painterly in the background and the bird itself and feel pretty happy with the results. It’s 5″ x 7″ and is available in my Etsy Shop for $58 with free shipping within the US! Photos after the jump…..

The Daily Artwork Continues

Are you following along?  You can see the nearly (kinda, hopefully) daily posts here.  You’ll have to subscribe separately there if you’re interested in keeping up. I’m happy to say I finally got around to getting out my oil paints today.  That was really pretty much the goal- to paint often and become a better…

A Lofty Goal

It’s easy for me to let months slip by without making art.  Day jobs, chores, moving, gardening, on and on. Suddenly it’s been too close to a year since I have made a painting.  A commission languishes on my easel.  It happens. I feel rusty, I feel stuck.  While other things are moving forward in…

Shovels & Rope

Really looking forward to hearing/seeing these guys sing in real life tonight! Ballpoint pen drawing with ink wash.

Rose

Model and visionary for Rose, Michelle, writes: “Rose is an epicurean at heart. She delights in earthly pleasures and makes no apologies about it. The sun, the moon, the rain, and the honeybee are all her lovers. Some find her behavior far too provocative and promiscuous for their taste. They say Rose is flamboyant and…

Iron Weed

The final painting for Iron Weed. 11″ x 14″ oil on panel. Cat, the visionary and model for Iron Weed wrote: “Iron weed is about ancient strength. the strength that passes on through all time. The iron in our ancestors’ blood went into the earth where it became, and remains to be, the nourishment that…

Mugwort

Margaret Mary is the subject and interpreter of Mugwort.  This is a small painting I did based on photographs her friend took of her posed as the essence of Mugwort.  Please read her statement following the image. “For me, mugwort has been a source of vision, wisdom and guidance. Connecting me more deeply with my…