I have so loved painting this color packed series of 6 paintings!! Well, here in Michigan the short grey days of Winter have already started! Of course it's technically still Fall but who's counting! It's cold and grey and the daylight hours are short. That spells WINTER to me! Painting Hydrangeas and Sunflowers along with … Continue reading The “Winter Denial” Series Has Launched!
I am so excited to announce that I have works going to two Michigan galleries beginning early November through late December. Once again I am honored to have multiple works at the Detroit Artist Market Gallery and for the first time, I will have works at the Lansing Art Gallery. I'm so excited to say … Continue reading I’m Here, There, Everywhere! Oh my!
It's here! It's really here! A vibrant, splashy bright, over-the-top with happiness, series of late summer blooms has arrived to simply bring a cozy bit of sunshine to your space. Maybe read that last sentence out loud. Yes, a bit of a run on but...it's all true!! Our favorite blooms are back along with pumpkins … Continue reading Summer In Bloom Series Available at 12am EST (tonight) August 23rd
Oh wait, you thought that I was JUST an artist? Well, while it is true that I am indeed an artist, I'm also a small business owner. Like any business owner, I have committed to being successful at what I do and desire to earn an income. To do so means I must have business … Continue reading Running a small business.
Have you ever walked past a neighbor's garden and thought "I wish I had these great big beautiful blooms in MY garden!" I sure have!! Ha, ha that's okay, it's simply wonderful that they exist regardless of where they grow. Garden blooms have once again inspired me to create my new series that includes iris, … Continue reading Neighbor’s Garden Series Arrives July 12, 2022
I am not a good routine blogger! Boom, I said it. I love to write but....I would rather paint. LOL I see that my last blog was a year ago!! How could this be?? Remember when we all thought that 2021 would never get here? Why did it seem in March last year that it … Continue reading Here We Go Again, Or do We?
Hmmmmmm. Where to start. Grateful at this point that my loved ones and I are well at the moment. Our two young adult kids, along with our son's wonderful girlfriend, are nearby or home with us and are into social distancing too. Yayyy! I'm all about family, so if I know that they are ok, … Continue reading Spring of Covid 2020
Painted all winter - check! Ordered framing materials for many works - check! Responded to calls for entry - check! Commissions are all caught up with one on deck - check! Goals: keep it going! Learn, grow and push forward. I plan to expand subject matter and to grow in technique. I plan to enter … Continue reading Ahhhhh, yes! Time to establish 2020 goals. Ready, set, go!
I had a neighbor who lived next door to the home I grew up in. Ann created the most wonderful watercolor paintings and frequently exhibited her work in local galleries. She would encourage me to consider doing the same one day with my paintings. I remember feeling rather wistfully that it would be a long … Continue reading To Do: Dream, Set Goals, Create Action Items.
Tuesday I learned two of my works were selected for exhibit in the Grosse Pointe Artists Association's exhibition - Summer Pleasures. The items were selected by noted artist and juror Ani Garabedian on the basis of how they express the pleasures of summer as described in the poetry and writings of Henry David Thoreau. The … Continue reading Wow!! What a week!!
I'm finding that being a full time artist is quite a juggle but I'm getting there and pleased with the progress I have made. Painting routinely throughout the week is a dream come true. A very real challenge is the commitment to the administrative side of having your own business. So many tasks that have … Continue reading It’s A Juggle!
The definition of the word includes "...favorable reception, embracing..." Today I received notice that I have been invited to the Michigan Fine Arts Competition for one of my submitted works, Berry Tangled 24 x 20 Acrylic. This piece will be exhibited at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center from June 21st through August 22nd. I am … Continue reading Acceptance
It's Memorial Day in the United States. A day to honor those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the freedom of others. Many small towns have parades, many families go to cemeteries to plant a flag by their lost loved ones. I spent the day thinking about what it would … Continue reading Freedom to Do
Spring has come to Michigan at last! It was a long time in coming this year, but that's okay, because I put all those rainy and snowy days to good use painting my new Spring Gardens collection: 10 paintings inspired by beautiful gardens I have enjoyed wandering through, or been inspired by, from France to … Continue reading Spring Gardens Collection Newly Available
It seems the more I paint, the more behind I feel... in a good way. With brush in hand I tune out the world and focus on every dab. However to get to this point, my mind has to meander through all the possible subject matter until I settle on THE ONE to paint next. … Continue reading Painting My New Collection
I love to paint, I do. I sometimes have a difficult time deciding what to paint next because I have so many ideas circulating in my head. On occasion, I will do commissioned work, and I am always grateful for the opportunity and challenge. There are times as an artist that you have to say … Continue reading “Can you paint something for me?”
Watching the burning of this iconic Gothic cathedral hit me very hard today. I remember being mesmerized by it as a young girl when watching the black and white Hunch Back of Notre-Dame movie. I was raised in the Catholic church and somehow that movie added an a new level of mystique in my young … Continue reading To Our Lady of Paris — Notre-Dame de Paris
And so much to do! I recently reduced my schedule, at the amazing place I work, to semi-retirement level when my husband retired in January. I now have the time I need to focus on my painting and sharing it with others. Quite the journey just in preparing for the website development. I quickly learned … Continue reading So Much Accomplished…
Thanks for visiting my website! One of my favorite quotes... Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen