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 […]

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 […]