Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Red Tail Hawk"

Finally after lots of interruptions - finished! These birds are so beautiful. I see them fly overhead in our front yard. They like to play on the wind from the bluff. I'm jealous!

Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord        24" x 18"
Framed          $1995

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Along Aldridge Creek Greenway"

Along Aldridge Creek Greenway in south Huntsville, AL. We are fortunate in Huntsville and the surrounding area to have so many parks, greenways and trails so close at hand.

12" x 16"        Pastel on ArtSpectrum Colorfix Board
Unframed        $995

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Peonies from my garden this spring. They were glorious! Miracle Gro does work. Everyday I checked the flowers until I had the blossoms that I liked. I enjoyed trying to capture their delicate texture.

Oil on linen Panel       12" x 12"
Framed         $925

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Perdido Key Sea Grass"

Just completed. I have been working on several large oil and pastels, but they are taking me forever! I decided to do a little landscape to have something to show for my time. I love the beach!

Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord      11" x 14"
Framed        $750

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Bayous on the Forgotten Coast near Apalachicola"

Pine trees and swamps line parts of the Forgotten Coast in the panhandle of Florida. The best part is that there are no high rise condos hiding the beautiful scenery. Great seafood and few tourists. I look forward to returning.

Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord           12" x 16"
Framed       $995

Monday, February 9, 2015

"Female Bearded Tit"

Another in my bird series.

Pastel on Art Spectrum pastel paper       9" x  12"
Matted (unframed)         $375

"Smokey Mountains Stream"

Scene from the Smokies in the fall. 

Oil on masonite      6" x  6"
Framed       NFS

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Shrimp Boat on the Bon Secour River"

Scene next to Billy"s - a great place to buy fresh shrimp right off the boat in Gulf Shores, AL

Oil on Linen       9" x 12"
Framed        $525

"Into the Canyon"

Experimenting with a new limited palette - 6 colors + white. 

9" x 12"   Oil on Linen
Framed     $495

Friday, November 7, 2014

"Cedar Wax Wing"

I have been experimenting with working on different pastel surfaces lately. This one is on Art Spectrum paper. While pelicans are my favorite bird, I love painting all birds in oil and pastels.

Pastel on Art Spectrum paper     11.5" x  8"
Matted (unframed)        SOLD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Toy Story"

This was a fun painting, but took so much concentration! Attention to details and shadows. All the preparation of setting up the still life and cropping to refine the composition. When people ask me how long it took me to do a painting, I laugh. They have no idea how much goes into just getting ready to paint.

24" x 20"           Oil on Canvas
Framed   $2800

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Teton Aspens"

Scene from a trip to Victor, ID near Jackson Hole, WY. We were there in September 2012 and the colors were gorgeous. Beautiful country.

Oil on Canvas Panel       16" x  12"
Framed       $995

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Central Park Snacks"

My first painting using Arches Oil Paper. Very smooth texture. I like it OK, but I miss the weave in linen. My sister Diane took the photo on a recent trip to NYC.

Oil on Arches Oil Paper     12" x 16"
Framed    $995

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Cafe in Montreal"

My latest pastel is finally finished. I started it before we started the bathroom renovation and got sidetracked. We had such a good time when we visited Montreal. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. It was like traveling to Europe without the long plane flight.

Pastel on Suede Mat Board       18" x 24"
Framed        $1995

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Tennessee Hay Bales"

I currently have several projects going right now an just finished one of them. A typical scene here in North Alabama end Southern Tennessee. I thank my friend Mellissa Meeks for letting me use her photo.

10" x 10"      Oil on Linen
Framed   SOLD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Perky Pelican 2"

Another painting of my favorite bird - Pelicans. This was painted as a commission for a collector that had previously purchased a pelican painting and wanted a pair.

Oil on Canvas         8" x 6"
Framed       SOLD

Thursday, May 8, 2014

"Rocks in the Stream"

A painterly pastel of a woodland stream. After spending a lot of time recently doing tight, precise drawing, it was fun to let go and just add dashes of color. No more pastel pencils for a while.

Pastel on Wallis sanded paper     12" x 16"
Framed       SOLD

"Sunset at the Point"

I love doing sunsets, though trying to match the warm peach, blue violets and yellows of the sky can be quite a challenge. I never seem to have the exact color pastel. Maybe I need to buy some more! Can't have too many (unless you talk to my husband, that is.)

Pastel on Canson Board      16" x 20"
Framed      $1495


Portrait commission recently completed. The hair was a bit of a challenge, but the client is happy with the result, so I am happy.

Pastel on Canson Board     16" x 20"

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Painted from a photo taken in Carrabelle Beach, FL while eating oysters and beer outside on the dock. What a great time we had.

12" x 18" pan pastel on charcoal paper

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Just a Little Saucy"

Inspired by David Kassen's sketch with pan pastels in his newest dvd, I decided to give it a try. Iused only a makeup sponge and a sponge eyeshadow applicator to paint the portrait. Great way to do sketches. Very little dust.

Pastel on Canson paper

Friday, January 24, 2014


This is a preliminary sketch for a portrait painting of a friend's sister. I plan to paint a full length portrait in oils.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"A Gaggle of Geese"

I painted this group of geese because I liked the way they were sun lit.

Oil on Linen    5" x  7"
Gallery Wrap    $195

Thursday, January 16, 2014

"Red Onion Study"

A little study of one of my favorite foods. I was trying out some new brushes.

6" x 6"   Oil on masonite
Unframed     SOLD

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Little Artist

This is a painting of my granddaughter Bailey from a photo taken 10 years ago. It's my largest oil painting to date - 30" x 30". I love doing portraits that show the person doing something rather than a mug shot.

Oil on Canvas        30" x 30"
Gallery Wrap Canvas        $TBD

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Shack in High Cotton"

Typical scene in North Alabama a few weeks ago. How quickly the seasons change!

Oil on canvas panel      8" x 8"
Unframed       $175

Sunday, November 10, 2013

"Fall Colors"

Scene from our walk on Green Mountain last Sunday. The colors were at their peak (on the mountain top, that is). It was a great day for a hike.

Oil on Canvas   7" x 5"
Framed     $295

Friday, November 1, 2013

The River Li Near Yangshou

A scene from along the River Li from Guilin to Yangshou. It was like we went back in time. Water buffalo and fishermen with cormorants fishing like they have done for hundreds of years.

Oil on canvas panel         5" X 7"
Framed in a Floater Frame      $275

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

A scene from a little stream bed close to home. Painting trees are a real challenge for me. So much green! I love all the textures though.

Oil on linen - Gallery wrap canvas        10" x 10"
Unframed      $495

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Scenes from China

"Girl with Baskets"
oil on linen       8" x 10"
Framed    $495

"Guilin Canal Boats"
pastel on paper     11.5" x 15.5"

We recently got home from a 2 week trip to China and I am now recovered from jet lag. I will be  recording scenes from our trip in oil and pastel. We toured 5 cities, Shanghai, Guilin, Zhouzhuang, Yangshou and Beijing. I have over 2000 photos to sort through. We covered a lot of territory and I didn't want to overlook anything that might be paintable. This was a trip of a lifetime. Lots more paintings to come.

"Little Beijing Shop"     7" x 9" on watercolor paper

Inspired by my fellow artists in China, I decided to try pen & ink with watercolor, which I haven't done  in a LOOONG time. Nice break from oils and pastels.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Moon Pie & RC Cola"

What's more "Southern" than this? Fresh off the easel

"Moon Pie & RC Cola" 
oil on canvas 16" x 12"    

Framed        SOLD

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Sunset on the Lake"

Oil on Canvas          6" x  12"
Gallery Wrap       $325

"Perky Pelican"

My favorite bird. I could watch them endlessly.

Oil on Linen            8" x  6"
Framed          SOLD

"Resting Their Heels"

A scene from Big Spring Park in downtown Huntsville. A welcoming place on a hot summer day.

Oil on Linen   !6" x 20"
Framed        $1495

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"Bundle of Love"

My newest granddaughter Jade and her mother Christy. I wanted to capture the moment. They change so quickly!

Pastel on Suede Mat Board                  14" x  11"
Framed       NFS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Rainy Day in Montreal"

Scene from a recent trip to Montreal, Canada. So much charm. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. The historic district was so walkable - even in the rain. I couldn't resist the red umbrella to paint.

Pastel on Velour Mat Board        24" x  18"
Framed       SOLD

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Wakulla Springs State Park, FL"

Scene from Wakulla Springs State Park, FL from a recent trip to the Florida Panhandle. Beautiful scenery. Now off to the Florida Keys!

Oil on Linen   16" x  12"
Framed    $995

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Streets of Paris"

The first in a series of figurative pastels. This is a scene from Paris, France. The next on on the easel is Montreal, Canada. 

Pastel on velour mat board       24" x  18"
Framed       $1995

Monday, November 19, 2012

"No, we are not turkeys!"

Pastel on paper  9" x  12"
Unframed      $375

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Grazing by the Stream"

Another scene from a recent visit to Victor, ID. I was out looking for buffalo, but horses are nice too!

Pastel on velour mat board     8" x  12"
Matted/Unframed     $375

Monday, October 8, 2012

"Stream in the Tetons"

Scene from the Tetons Springs Lodge in Victor, Idaho. The leaves on the aspens were just beginning to  turn. Every where you look was a potential painting. A lovely place to visit.

Pastel on velour mat board         12" x 8"
Matted/Unframed     SOLD

Monday, August 20, 2012

Watching the Sun Go Down"

Oil on Linen Canvas     10" x  10"
Framed       SOLD

Friday, August 10, 2012

"Afternoon Snacks"

Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord      18" x  24"
Framed        $1995   

Friday, June 29, 2012

"Workhorse of the Sea"

Oil on Linen Panel      12" x  9"
Framed         $625

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Busy in the Sand"

Pastel on Velour Mat Board  6" x 8"
Framed       $295

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"The Crab Trap" St. Simons Island GA

Oil on Linen Panel__________8" x 6"
Framed __________NFS

"Old Harrington School" St. Simons Island GA

Oil on Linen Panel ___________8" x  10"
Framed ____________$595

East Besch, St. Simons Island GA

Oil on Linen Panel _________12" x  9"
Framed __________$675