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.
Although it was already sold, this painting was featured at Trees, an exhibit at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery in Historic Fountain Square in September 2018.
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!
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, although this is a much more abstract version of his photo.
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.
Western Lake/Grayton Beach
Western Lake in Grayton Beach Florida, with its iconic stand of pines on the shore, is one of my favorite and most popular scenes to paint. This one sold before I had finished it and is already in its new home in Santa Rosa Beach.
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!
I Am The Storm
This is a gift for my dear friend David, who is a warrior in the best possible way. I have been wanting to do a painting for him for many years, but couldn’t think if what I wanted to paint until I ran across this quote (I apologize, but I have no idea who said it) I had saved from many years ago:
to the warrior
“You cannot withstand the storm”
and the warrior
“I am the storm.”
The image was inspired by a photograph by New Orleans news anchor and photographer extraordinaire, John Snell, with his permission.
We Didn’t Start The Fire
This is another one that was part of my solo exhibit at IU Methodist Hospital, in the art gallery located in the lobby of the hospital. I was so thrilled to be asked to participate in this project. I can’t think of a better use for a hospital lobby than an art gallery. This painting is now in my dining room and it warms me up every day.
This one is still available.
Sunset Through Oak Trees
I worked on this for a long time, finally finished, signed, framed and hung it, but I still don’t like it!
We Didn’t Start The Fire
After a few months of being tired, ill and unmotivated, I’ve been working on some big paintings lately and this one was inspired by a smaller one I did a couple of years ago that’s still one of my personal favorites. I really like the 36 x 36 size and it’s hanging over my sofa in my newly painted den/kitchen/great room until it goes to my upcoming exhibit. What do you think?
Oak Trees on the Shore
This is from a photograph by an old friend and accomplished photographer, Colleen Kerrigan. These are live oaks along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Live oaks are evergreen and don’t lose their leaves so they look like this always! They can live for hundreds of years and the old ones are huge and majestic. This now lives in home of some family members.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love Frank Relle’s photographs. This one took my breath away. I was so excited to paint this, and thank you again, Mr. Relle, photographer extraordinaire, for your generosity of spirit!
I’ve always been fascinated with mermaids. I love the beach, although most beach themed decor bores me silly. I decided to paint my own mermaid for my bathroom, which is my safe haven after a long day. Here she is, shimmering in the surf.