Heading towards my own INDEPENDENCE DAY…

Export to PDF | Export to DOCFour years ago… I moved my home painting studio to a space in downtown Greenville, SC. Looking for affirmation that my work had meaning. Three years ago… I moved my painting studio to downtown Travelers Rest, SC and opened up a small gift shop. Looking for a space to work, […]

The perfect view for an entire month!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCSo many rich memories are wrapped up in this oil painting. I recently finished creating this scene from Bowens Island, South Carolina. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! There is nothing more rewarding to me than taking one of my mediocre photos and helping it come alive again as a piece of art. […]

Time to turn a new page on the desktop calendar

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI love turning over to the next page in a calendar. Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to a month… But I’m pretty happy to say hello to February — anticipating an upcoming vacation, three sweet new young helpers at my store, and the coming of spring. Here in my town, […]

October 1. Sunflower 1.

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThe first of FIVE Sunflowers. Sometimes I get a little carried away with an idea. While some people might think it’s a good idea to paint “a” sunflower, for some reason I felt the need to paint FIVE. Those who know me well, will heartily agree that this is pretty much the story of my […]

A picture of HOPE for your March Desktop

Export to PDF | Export to DOC“Gardenia” is the name of my most recent oil painting. It was inspired by a photo I took one warm and dewey summer morning in my backyard. Nothing beats the fragrance of a large mass of flowering Gardenia bushes. I hope this calendar is a reminder to you that […]

Happy New Year, 2014!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCA blank slate. [ Oh the possibilities of a brand new year! ]  What will you do with these next twelve months?? [ Sometimes all the possibilities overwhelm me. I am trying not to worry about it. ] Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today […]

A new calendar to welcome December, 2013!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThe last month of 2013. [ How is that possible? ]  Time flies when you’re having fun?? I hope this last month of 2013 is the best month of the year for you. Click on the image above, to download this calendar to your computer to make it your […]

My favorite month deserves a favorite painting.

Export to PDF | Export to DOCNovember is my Birthday Month! Growing up, birthdays were a HUGE deal in my family. It took him a few years to catch on, but after 21 birthdays together, my husband Tim has become an expert on giving my Birthday Month the recognition it so deserves. If November is […]

Reflections on my Cinderella weekend

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThis past weekend, Tim and I participated in a juried art festival called “Art on Main” held in downtown Hendersonville, NC. My painting “Sunflower Field” was the image that was chosen to promote the show this year. It was on everything — signs,  posters, bags… all of which I […]


Export to PDF | Export to DOCI love how the afternoon sun casts shadows onto the retro, aqua-colored tiled walls of our new bathroom. I love the person who thought to add a soap dish to the wall of tile. It reminds me of simpler days when soap only came in bars. It reminds me that […]