Aha Moment from Kiawah Island

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Travel | No Comments
Aha Moment from Kiawah Island

Greetings from South Carolina! Day 1 Insight…. Painting, parenting, life: sometimes you just need to let go, let it flow, and get out of your own way.            

Boots on the Ground

Boots on the Ground

Revisiting my Shoe Portrait Series for an upcoming exhibition at The Pegge Hopper Gallery titled Art & Soul, a celebration of art and shoes. Combat Ready 2 is one of two small paintings that I will ship off to Honolulu for the February show. Originally, I was commissioned to paint a Shoe Portrait of an old pair […]

Firenze VIII in My Drawers

Firenze VIII in My Drawers

Post #6 of What’s in My Drawers- Firenze VIII. A dream come true for an artist early in her career, 3 weeks studying printmaking in Florence, Italy.  Countless hours exploring the museums and streets of the center of the Italian Renaissance, it was there at the Uffizi Museum, I saw Botticelli’s famous painting, Birth of Venus which is […]

Be it Ever So Humble

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Painting, Paintings, Travel | 2 Comments
Be it Ever So Humble

Home. Whether we have lived in a place for generations, or, are just passing through. Home as a place of comfort, safety and security, is a basic human need. The desire to understand this need and to find our interconnectedness through memory, place, history is always at the heart of my work, and my adventures. As I […]

Jumping in with Both Feet

Jumping in with Both Feet

Beginning and endings are often the hardest part of anything- a relationship, a transition, a work of art. I jump in with both feet, my husband Scott on the other hand, gives careful consideration to everything he does. Granted, once he commits, he’s in. But getting him there, that’s another story. We were set up […]

Wrapping up 2015

Wrapping up 2015

Look back at 2015 I see a year of adventures, opportunities, milestones and gifts.  This list is primarily about professional celebrations but what makes them memorable are the relationships that were built or sustained as a result of my practice as an artist. I love making art, I need to make art. It is how I experience the […]

Sitting with Grace

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Hawaii, Paintings, Travel, Yoga | 2 Comments
Sitting with Grace

Grace eluded me for years. That is until, I found yoga, or yoga, found me. As I learned to be in the moment, to breathe fully and mindfully, she joined me; slowly, and patiently, on and off the mat. I came upon this statue votive holder made of lava rock on a trip to the Big […]

Making Sense of it All

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Hawaii, Inspiration, Painting, Travel | 4 Comments
Making Sense of it All

Earlier this month, Scott and I spent some wonderful time back in Hawaii where I was a part of the Art of Peace to benefit Domestic Violence Action Center.  It turns out that as we were enjoying a lovely evening in Waikiki with our dear friend Pegge Hopper on our last evening on the island, Paris was under attack. Several hours later at […]

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Sense of Place, Sense of Peace

Duty calls. After living on the North Shore of Oahu for many years, I know that I never need a reason to return to my beloved Hawaii.  However a request and an invite are the impetus for making this current trip. The Request: To be part of the exhibition committee for the Art of Peace, an exhibition and silent auction to […]

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]