Florida Swamp Scene

This was inspired by a painting done by a favorite Florida artist named Karim Gebahi, who was inspired by a Thomas Moran painting. There is something about this scene that is so comforting to me; perhaps it’s my fond memories of Florida, where I have spent a lot of wonderful times. It’s still available, but you might have to do some persuading for me to sell it to you!

Debbie’s Trees

This is one of two commissioned paintings I’m doing for an old friend of the family. She recently redecorated her kitchen with the help of my talented interior designer sister, Shawn O’Brien, and wanted something to go with the tone of her newly renovated space. I’m about to start the next one!


This was a commission requested by an old friend from high school. She wanted an abstract with certain colors and a serene feel. I have to admit that I really struggled with this one, and it was also the biggest painting I had ever done. She was very pleased with it, so of course, I was, too.


This is an abstract I did as a “palate cleanser.” It is temporarily living at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia, at the request of Ambassador John Carwile himself. What an honor!

Pastel reflections

This was my first painting of 2019 and it just happened to be my first commission of the year as well.  A photograph by John Snell, newsperson and photographer of Louisiana, is once again the inspiration for my painting.

Alberi Estivi

I sent this one as a gift to my dear friend and New Orleans chanteuse extraordinaire, Leigh Harris, aka Little Queenie, when she was very ill with cancer.  We lost her, but her spirit lives on in everyone who ever listened to her sing.

Belle Bayou

This painting, inspired by a John Snell photograph, was featured at Hotel Tango on Virginia Ave., near Fountain Square in Indianapolis on First Friday, September 7, 2018.  It is now in my bedroom where I see it first thing every morning and I just can’t sell it!

Bayou Reflections

Along with two other large paintings, this was part of a solo exhibit at IU Methodist Hospital, which recently opened an art gallery in their main lobby.  This is another painting inspired by a John Snell photograph.  It’s still available!

Spirit in the Night

I started this for fun and then it reminded me that we do have protectors, even when they seem to be absent.  This is another one for my Dad, who was my greatest protector when he was alive, and I know is still out there in the universe somewhere looking out for me.  It’s now at the home of a dear friend.


I grew up in New Orleans and my grandparents lived just a block from Lake Pontchartrain.  This reminds me of childhood days, looking at the sailboats from the sun parlor upstairs.  Sold!