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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

The Asheville Airport Art Show Comes Down

  I know, I should have made this post when the show went UP so all you fine folks would be sure to spread the word to any travelers that they should swing by the gallery on their way through the airport. Well, better late than never, right? My good friend and muse, Jessica (my…

42/52 A Portrait a Week

I apologize that the quality of these photos aren’t better.  It was a commissioned piece for my stepsister of my nephew, Jax.  I gave it to them at the family Thanksgiving.  She showed it to Jaxon who smiled and pointed at it making a happy noise.  She asked who it was and he said, “daddy”. …