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…..

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…

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…

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…

14/52 A Portrait a Week plus Atlanta’s High Museum

First off: A quick sketch of dear Frida as my portrait this week.  The weekend before last, Kurt and I headed to Atlanta to see the wonderful exhibit the High Museum has of 120 paintings and drawings by Frida and Diego.  It was wonderful!  I highly recommend it- even if you’re not sure you are…

10/52 A Portrait a Week and the Art Show!

This portrait started out as a simple oil paint sketch as a guide for more painting later.  It sat like this for a few weeks.  While I had originally intended to paint it as I normally paint all my paintings, I got a little attached to the sketch.  I had started playing around with metallic…

9/52 – A Portrait a Week

I put the brushes down, snapped these pictures on my phone and posted it here.  Brand new painting.  Hopefully dry in time for the show on Friday. Again- any good ideas for a title?