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…

Thanks for coming!

The opening at Raven and Crone for the beginning of my Plant Spirit Portraits was a wonderful night!! As usual, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because I was too busy enjoying talking to all of you WONDERFUL folks who came out.  Dang, I know some amazing folks! Here are some pictures from the…

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. …

Dress Making

Well, I sure haven’t been painting lately.  But I did sew a dress this week. It’s “Romance Dress” #119 from Burda.  The pattern can be found here.  I have sewn several other articles of clothing for myself but I think this is the only thing I’ve ever sewn that I actually really like.  And doesn’t…

A Little Bit of Beauty Goes a Long Way

And in the case of Max Patch in Western North Carolina, an intense amount of beauty can completely refresh your soul. Featuring myself, my good friend, and my best furry friend, Amelia-the-dog.      

Sketchbook Play

A very small sketchbook at that.  This is a quick sketch/painting I did in preparation for some of the paintings in my Flower Essence Portrait series I am working on.

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…

A Rainbow Re-do

A month ago, I posted one of my rainbow commission portraits here.  The mother eventually contacted me, hesitantly, to let me know she wasn’t 100% happy with it.  The only thing to do, really, was to make a new one.  Because what’s the point of even doing portraits if they aren’t loved by the people…