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…

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…..

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…

Plant Spirit Portraits

For the past few years, I have been nurturing an artistic and spiritual project that is very dear to my heart.  On November 22nd, the very first few paintings from that project will be publicly shown at Raven & Crone in Asheville. A few summers ago, I was sitting in meditation at one of my favorite…

Fun with Antique Photos

I’ve been collecting old photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s for years.  I’ve had big plans of painting on them in a way that built up a little background story for the individuals captured within. Here is a post about one I did last year. Here are a few that are finished, many…

Art Show at The Asheville Loft

http://www.theashevilleloft.com I will be a part of a group show at the Asheville Loft on Friday, June 27th from 7-10 pm. The Asheville Loft is a very cool new gallery space.  It’s the living space/loft of two Asheville artists who love art so much they have turned a part of their home into a gallery. …

Walnut Tree Mural

I just finished this mural for some friends.  They wanted a walnut tree in their living room- it was important that it could be identified as black walnut.  I completed it over many weeks in 2 hour sessions once a week.  The mushrooms were added at the bottom by their request to match a painting…

Rainbow Commission II

Another recently completed rainbow portrait! At the beginning… Almost finished… And there she is! The face was hard to photograph- it looks a little different in person.  I tried a new type of paper with this one and I love how the paper fibers show up.

Rainbow Portrait Commission

The process is a lot of fun.  I get my paper and inks out, a jar of water, a straw, some salt and then I just play. The straw helps me direct the ink around the page by concentrating the air- making it steerable.  It’s a little dizzying. Then I use the references to draw…