St. John’s Wort Plant Spirit Painting

Sharing the light of the plants out loud I first met St. John’s Wort many ago on top of a mountain bald here called Max Patch.  It is one of the loveliest places on earth. Being on Max Patch on a beautiful day makes me feel like my soul is shining out of me as brightly…

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…

100 Birds

Looking back at the art goals I had going into 2020, it’s hard not to laugh. Oh, how naïve we were in January. I don’t need to go into all the ways it has been a hard year for us, it’s practically all we think about already, right? So sitting down to write some goals…

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…

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…..

Day 1 of 100 days

Feelin’ real rusty. Tried to do a quick acrylic sketch of my best bud looking over her shoulder at Max Patch. I have my work cut out for me but I’m glad to have begun.

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…