Setting up a usable art space can be overwhelming, especially if you’re an artist that dabbles in a little bit of everything. There’s so much stuff! Once I decided to downsize my Lowe Mill studio and beef up my home studio, I knew I needed to do some serious organizing if I was going to […]
This year I have decided to focus more on creating and selling art and stop offering classes. I felt I was spreading myself too thin and not doing a very good job at anything. Plus, the classes meant even more time away from my kids. They aren’t teens yet and still kind of like me, […]
I’ll be having an open house at the studio on December 2nd from 2 – 6 PM. That follows the Drop-in and decorate ornament session from 10 AM – 1 PM that morning. I’ll be having specials throughout the studio and light refreshments, so stop by and shop for those hard to buy for people […]
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! I will have special sales in my studio all week. Thank you for shopping small and shopping local. Your support helps me do what I love to do! Friday, November 24: $5 off in-stock and custom order hand-painted/hand-drawn ornaments ordered that day Saturday, November 25: 10% off all […]
I’m happy to announce that I will have a piece included in CP Hidden Treasures published by Ann Kullberg. I’m not suppose to say which piece yet, but the book will come out later this year. AND “Contemplation” will be included in Strokes of Genius 10: Inspiring Subjects. It’s published by Northlight Books and is […]
“Pondering” has been accepted into Embracing Art : A Coming Together of Area Amateur & Professional Artists at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center in Decatur, AL. The show will be March 14 – April 22.
I love my colored pencils. They’re not messy. The colors are amazing. And I love that I can be super detailed in my work. BUT – I miss the abstraction I achieved with acrylics. I feel that “photo realism”, while amazing, is just not me. I’m more emotional, silly, some might even say…
People seem to be intrigued about my drawing process, so here are some photos of the clouded leopard I finished recently. I’m using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.
“Sunshine” received a Special Merit award in Light Space Time’s All Women competition! “I Spy” was also included in the online exhibit. There were 890 entries from all over the world. What a great way to start the new year! Sunshine I Spy
Yes, I’m participating in Small Business Saturday! I will have special sales in my studio all week. Thank you for shopping small and shopping local. Your support helps me do what I love to do!
I’m getting ready for Monte Sano and River Clay! These are new painted penny tile designs that will be available. Each one is hand-painted on a tile, baked, and then coated with poly. A ribbon or leather cord is included for $10 plus tax. These will also be available in my etsy store.
Once again I’ll be at River Clay Fine Arts Festival in historic downtown Decatur, AL! Scheduled for September 24 – 25, 2016, the festival will feature artists from North Alabama, the Southeast region and across the country. Experience Downtown Decatur as we celebrate the visual arts in all its forms. Held on the 4th weekend in September […]
The Monte Sano Art Festival will be back on Monte Sano Mountain the third weekend of September 2016 and I’ll be there. This year the festival expanded to two days for the first time in the festival’s history. Monte Sano Art Festival will be held September 17 & 18, 2016. The Monte Sano Art Festival […]
“Warm Breeze” was awarded a Special Recognition in Light Space & Time’s “Nature” Art Exhibition. The gallery received 814 entries from 25 different countries from around the world, including…
“Determined” was awarded a Special Merit in Light Space & Time’s “Animals” Art Exhibition. This art competition and the submission process and competition for the artists began in April 2016 and concluded on May 27, 2016. The gallery received 900 entries from 24 different countries from around the world, including…
“Cuddle Close” was awarded a Special Merit in Light Space & Time’s “Botanical” Art Exhibition. The art competition and the submission process for the artists began in March 2016 and concluded on April 26, 2016. The gallery received 764 entries from 20 different countries from around the world, including…
I am so excited to be the featured artist in the spring issue of the Strathmore Artist Newsletter. You can download the newsletter here or visit their site for all the current and past issues. I was able to write about my process and my art, which is never an easy task. Hopefully you’ll gain […]
“Catbird Seat” is part of the Louisiana State University’s International Exhibition on Animals in Art. The shows opens March 19. The International Exhibition on Animals in Art began in 1987. Two hundred and two (202) artists from 38 states…