Finding Beauty in a Box

Finding Beauty in a Box

Getting Reflection Pond, a recent commissioned diptych (2 panel painting) packed and ready for shipping to Hawaii was an art in itself. While packing and shipping art is something I have done before (just recently sent work to Cedar Street Galleries in Honolulu) I opted to hire artist and museum Preparator (a.k.a Art Handler) Stephen Ruszkowski to pack this […]

Commissioning a Work of Art

Commissioning a Work of Art

Reflection Pond is finished, and ready to be packed and shipped to it’s new home in Hawaii! The commissioned diptych will hang in the new home of a longtime friend and collector, Cathalene. Scott and I spent some time in her beautiful piece of paradise last November to get a feel for the space and desired site for […]

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know. Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the […]

Art and Love

Art and Love

Two hearts that played on distant shores Content though they were, they wanted more These two lines are from a poem that my husband Scott wrote to celebrate our marriage. Titled Pure Love, it tells the story of our long distant love affair that began 22 years ago as a blind date. Printed with letterpress onto handmade paper and […]

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

As a mother of two boys, I know quite a bit about Wild Things. So, when the opportunity came to paint large scale characters from Maurice Sendak’s beloved book, Where the Wild Things Are for an upcoming event,  I jumped at the chance. Oh and what great fun I had. Commissioned by a client for a baby […]

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