Friday, December 23, 2016

Fruit Stand (28 x 22) Oil on Canvas

A little bit of summer to warm these frigid days.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Stately Trees

I am excited that Stately Trees was selected for the 2016 Ohio Plein Air Society Show at the Springfield Museum of Art. Show dates are October 1- February 4. Now, I want to make more plein air paintings!

Monday, August 22, 2016

My New Website

I just launched my new art website. Take a look at and let me know what you think.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Field of Red ( 9 x 12) Oil on Raymar Panel

I'm excited to announced that Field of Red was accepted into the 23rd Annual, Five-State Juried Art Exhibition at the Jasper Arts Center's Krempp Gallery. The show runs from September 2 to October 2 in Jasper, Indiana.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Cupcake Love (18 x 24)

When you shouldn't eat 'em, paint 'em. My latest cupcake is the fifth in the series. I've managed not to try even one.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pears for Jane (11 x 14, SOLD)

Playing with the palette knife. Love the texture it creates. Working on a large version of this one. Eager to see how it turns out.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cherry on Top (24 x 24)

I'm thrilled to announce that "Cherry on Top" has been selected for the Zanesville Museum of Art's 72nd Annual Ohio Exhibition. How many calories do you think are in this painting?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Art Opening at Art Access Gallery

I'm getting ready for my upcoming art show--here are a few samples of the oil paintings in the exhibition. The Artists' Opening Reception is Friday, March, 25 from 5 to 8 PM at Art Access Gallery. Also being shown (in the main gallery )are works by Paul Henri Bourguignon, which are totally awesome!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pretty in Pink (12 x 12, SOLD)

I'm on a flower kick--and suddenly in love with pink.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Market Pears (16 x 12)

I don't love to eat them, but I sure love to paint them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Houses Grow to the Sky

Another one from my Abandoned Houses series. 18 x 24.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In the Country, (11 x 14, SOLD)

This one is an older piece that just sold at the gallery. Exciting! It is one of the first paintings I made using a palette knife. Lots of scraping and reapplication of the paint to create the surface texture.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Another Green Pear

A pear is more interesting when it's larger than life size, This is 24" x 24. "More than a mouthful.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Downtown (11 x 14, SOLD)

Cars rendered in miniature are just downright adorable.
Especially in bright colors against a palette of neutrals.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Reckless Abandon: Two Chairs

Two chairs in a cozy setting--right outside of an abandoned house.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Abandoned House (20 x 24, SOLD)

I am working on a series of abandoned houses, and trying to work larger. Larger is harder, to be sure. This one is 20 x 24.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Field of Red

Mixing up the still life paintings with a quick little landscape study.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Oranges on Plaid

I love complimentary color schemes--especially warm colors. This was painted from a photo reference, and painted over several weeks. I'd like to try it again--just wet on wet--to avoid overworking.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Five Pears

Ahh--yellow is still my favorite.. This time, I'm exploring it in a complimentary color scheme. There is a lot of surface texture that's not coming through in the photo. Love that palette knife.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Blooms in Yellow (8 X 10, SOLD)

My exploration of yellow continues. Flowers, however, are harder than fruit. All those petals!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Three Pears

Early snow and freezing temperatures are enough to keep a painter indoors--so still life it is, at least for awhile. I'm working with yellows, because they remind me of sunshine. They're also extremely challenging. Yellow pears today. Lemons tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Country Road

This is the first in a series of paintings inspired by a visit to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Fortunately, I wasn't in the driver's seat, so could snap loads of photos through the beautiful rural roads. Most of this painting was done with a palette knife--my new favorite tool.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012