Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bulldog with Droopy Tongue
acrylic on wood
14 x 14 inches

I saw the cutest bulldog at Art in the Park last weekend. I had this painting sketched out and ready to go at home. Seeing the bulldog "in person" (wouldn't it be "in dog"?) inspired me to finish it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I'm pleased that my art has a new home at Boardwalk Coffee House at 9th Avenue on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. Stop by and see Rick and DeAnn Sarver for a hot cuppa java, along with sandwiches, ice cream, and other coffee house fare. I'll be doing lots of live painting there during the season.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Beach Palm 2
acrylic on wood
Painted this while listening the The Beatles Abbey Road.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This is my beautiful friend, Michelle. She's a serious art lover and collects my work. She bought this painting for a wedding gift for a friend. Art in the Park was wonderful last weekend. Beautiful weather and lots of happy customers. Life is good.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

acrylic on wood

This one was inspired by the movie "Evening" with Claire Danes. I decided to turn her canoe into a viking boat, though.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Love Your Mother
acrylic on upcycled window

I'll be at the Chaleston Green Fair this Sunday, September 26 from 12 pm - 6 pm at Marion Square Park in Charleston. It's at the intersection of King Street and Calhoun Street downtown. Come on out and support local green businesses!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cosmic Abundance
34 x 34 inches
acrylic on wood

This one will hang for sale at Mama Rue's Blues Garden and Jamaican Restaurant in Pawley's Island when it opens later this month.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blues Over The City
acrylic on wood

This freeform music piece will hang for sale in Mama Rue's Blues Garden and Jamaican Restaurant in Pawley's Island when it opens later this month.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cork and Cap Fish

acrylic on wood


This painting is big. It makes me want to go swimming!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lots of happy customers lately! I like adult customers, but rarely take their photos! In the second photo, I had to fix the peace signs - I forgot a line, so they looked like Mercedes symbols. Perhaps it was a Freudian slip?

My painting appears on the cover of She Magazine this month. It goes well with their theme of Wise Women for the month of August!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dirty Martini
acrylic on wood

The martini has never been "dirtier!" Gotta love it when they help themselves.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

All You Need Is Love Fish
acrylic and mixed media on wood d

Couldn't decide what to name this piece. Other thoughts were "Drowning in the Sea of Love" and "Love is the Key." In the end, the title of the Beatles record won out. Because it is true - love is really the main thing. Those who have love in their lives have got the biggest treasure of all. In the end, I think it is all that will matter.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hibiscus Mermaid with Scallop Shells


There have been lots of things swimming around my studio lately. The summer rush is so fun.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Connoisseur's Collection
acrylic and collage on wood

I love using little scraps of paper to add interest to a piece. It adds the element of the unexpected. I've been very prolific lately, in order to restock after good sale days. I think the economy is beginning to recover!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mermaid Janet In Muted Tones
acrylic on reclaimed wood cabinet door

This little mermaid continues to make appearances in my art at regular intervals. She must cherish playing her banjo!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kitty Love Bus
10 x 12 inches
acrylic on wood

Remember Toonses, the driving cat from Saturday Night Live? Here's my homage to that cool cat!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Why Limit Happy To An Hour
Available as an 11 x 14 inch print
Contact me at to purchase

My daughter's high school graduation was last night. We had a ton of people and fun and love and food flowing through our house afterwards, so I thought this painting was appropriate. We are truly blessed and so very proud of our little Dixie Star. She's all grown up and heading off to Anderson University in the Fall.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sun Box
14 x 10 x 3.5 inches
acrylic on wood wine box

I found this wine box made of wood and decided to make it beautiful. It would make a good jewelry box. I've always loved things with lids since I was a kid, so painting this was a trip! It's Memorial Day weekend, so it promises to be busy here in Myrtle Beach. Hope you all are having fun wherever you are!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pink Shell Mermaid
24 x 14 inches
acrylic on wood cabinet door
Even the shells are reclaimed/recycled on this piece. I grabbed them before they were put into the trash by someone. This is one of my personal favorites.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flowers Are Good 2
26 x 26 inches
mixed media on wood
This is actually the third in this popular series, just the second with this title.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Turquoise Mermaid

We had a wonderful show in Dunwoody, Georgia. That area of Atlanta is really beautiful with rolling hills. The weather was gorgeous, and tons of art found new homes. Thanks for all your support.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wise Woman
mixed media on wood
5 x 15 inches

Sometimes it is good to be reminded of all the things we strive for in life. None of them would be possible without grace.

"And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace."
~Romans 11:6

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wave Board
acrylic on skim board
Painting on this old skim board was a blast!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'll be showing my art this coming weekend, Mother's Day weekend, May 8 and 9, 2010 at the Dunwoody Art Festival in downtown Dunwoody, Georgia, outside Atlanta. Come see me if you are so inclined. It promises to be a great festival!
Wine, Glorious Wine
acrylic on wood cabinet door
Thanks to Pacino's Mediterranean Grille, 3103 US Business 17 South, Garden City, SC for providing wine corks and tops to this teetotaler.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Purple Mirrored Mermaid
acrylic on cabinet door
8 x 24 inches
We had a wonderful time in Richmond at Arts in the Park this past weekend. Lots of art went home with new adopted families, and we got to make people smile and laugh a little through the heat. It's a blessing.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Garland of Grace
acrylic on wood
18 x 10 inches\

I love the way "The Message Bible" translates certain scriptures. It makes them simple. Gotta love that. This is one that strikes my fancy.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh Yes I Can
12 x 5 inches
mixed media on wood
This one is in honor of all strong women everywhere who have been told they can't - when they know they can. You know who you are.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flowers Are Good

My family just got back from a wonderful trip to New Orleans. We had a blast! The music, food, art, and whimsical, carefree attitude of that city are awesome. Creativity is almost expected there. It was inspiring. The weather was perfect, and we were totally blessed.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blue Butterfly
acrylic on rescued/recycled wood cabinet door
20 x 16 inches

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tropical Delights
24 x 24 inches
acrylic on wood
Beach weather is just around the corner. I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Juggling Chef
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wings of Dreams
10 x 8 inches
mixed media on wood
The goldleaf on the wings really sets this one off. Today is my daughter's 18th birthday. It just seems like yesterday that she was born. This girl has her coloring - blonde hair and brown eyes.

Friday, February 26, 2010

mixed media on wood
6 x 25 inches

Remember the beginning of Forrest Gump where the white feather floats all around?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Circles of Love
acrylic on recycled window

I decided to paint all the things I love in one painting, and how they make me feel.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heart's Song
20 x 16 inches
acrylic on recycled wood cabinet door

Finally, a freeform piece not based on the Woodstock song! I've been watching an Australian show called McLeod's daughters. It's about a bunch of women that run a ranch. It's right up my alley with horses and cows and whatnot. While the slang is amusing (a chook is a chicken, a blue is an argument, a greenie is an environmentalist) I am struck that we are all the same, really - meaning that human beings have more in common that we do things that separate us. One Love, and all that....

Monday, February 22, 2010

mixed media on wood
5 x 5 inches

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
~Joseph Addison