Art Show at Eclipse Salon Asheville

If you find yourself in downtown Asheville in the month of March, I hope you’ll swing by Eclipse Salon on Wall Street to check out my work! There will be some bird paintings for sale, bird ornaments, a few prints, and lots of large scale original paintings for sale. It’s a busy salon, but you’re…

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…

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…

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…