Commission for a Virginia beach house

Whimsical, fun, bright, blues, oranges, BIG, aqua, coral, sea green, yellows.... all words used to describe the direction for this piece. Each panel is 20x40. When together, the entire piece is 60x40. The wall it will live on is yellow and the space is a large, bright, open concept. Can't wait to see a photo of this in place.... "Cats in the Water", 60x40 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Thank you Brenda B!


These three have found a home

So many ways to enjoy color.... full blast, with texture... or softly muted with understated simplicity. The range is broad (thank goodness) ..... limitless ways to excite the eye and the heart. One of these little 3x3 morsels was purchased at the May Open Studios. Then ... the same collector decided she needed another. THEN, a few days later the same collector felt three would be best. Thank you, Amy, for welcoming these to your home. I hope they keep you in good energy.



Fresh off the easel "Blues" 18x36 inch original painting. Beautiful day yesterday to paint. I set up on the porch at Art Up Front Street. The breeze was mighty.... the ribbons on the columns danced around the posts and at times were horizontal. So beautiful to watch. I tried to anticipate the directions they would take, but could not. Randomness inspires.


"Sold" is always good.... especially when you get to meet the new owners

I love this painting. Yep, I do. It is 12x36 inches of full and bold. It was an experiment in color and texture... just the way I love to do things. And the bonus? ...time spent with the new owners. The couple that purchased my art has a passion for making things ... She is an artist and he makes teeth. Yes. Really... how can you not want to talk with them and know more. It was so easy to see they love life, love each other. The conversation topic? Exploration. They are considering starting an arts collective or business studio space in Newburyport if they can find the right property. It would be perfect for them. They both make things. They love community. They want to work NEAR each other and not travel great distances. I am not the Long Island Medium, but something tells me adventure is ahead for them. Of course this kind of information makes my heart dance. I will stay in touch with them and let you know what they get in to. Thank you L and J. Good luck in your travels!


Open Studios May 12 and 13... work in progress

Putting the finishing touches on things at the studio. My latest piece will be paddling your way (I know... really bad pun if you can even call it that :-) next weekend. We hope to see you.