Winter Whites in My Drawers

Winter Whites in My Drawers

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ― J.K. Rowling Winter Whites is from my Shoe Portraits series. All shoes have a story, how they came into your life and where they’ve taken you. Now that’s a selfie.  

Making Sense of it All

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 […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]

Random acts of color

Random acts of color

  Site specific sculpture? Random acts of color? Arbor ardor? These castaways were spotted on the way back from our compost run at work today. Had to hop out of our floral department golf cart to capture the beauty in the unexpected. That’s what we see, and do, as artists. We find or make connections […]

Q & A with Nicole Royer

Q & A with Nicole Royer

Nicole Royer is a painter and designer currently working in Wilmington, DE. Nicole and I check in with each other weekly about our work and the business of being an artist. She’s exhibiting her work at Highland Arts Garage in Wilmington, DE with a reception tomorrow Friday, May 1st, 5-8 pm. As a brief intro to Nicole, I’ve […]

Sand Art

Sand Art

Laurette Kovary is a New York based artist who is currently living in Abu Dhabi. In 2014, she followed her husband Chris, an architect to this cosmopolitan capital of the United Arab Emirates. Laurette, Chris and I go way back to our days at Pratt where we all first met. Following Laurette’s wonderful photos on her Facebook […]

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 […]

Tuning in to Synchronicity

Tuning in to Synchronicity

Throughout my practice as an artist there is a thread that winds and flows through my work. This line connects the experiences, stories, materials, and places that inform and inspire the work to the elements within each piece as well.  Water, koi, birds, vessels, and nets are present and intertwined as I examine what we find, hold on […]

Cultivating Collectors- Learning to Love Art

Cultivating Collectors- Learning to Love Art

Most young children love making art. It’s fun, messy, and uninhibited, just like them! Give a young child some paint and something to move it around with, and they’ll “go to town.”  All too soon, many children decide that they aren’t good at “art” and so ends any sort of interaction with art and other artists, […]

Blank canvas

Blank canvas

Begin anew. New Year, new canvas, and yes, first snow of 2015. And tonight begins my 8 week Painting Studio Workshop at my Okie Drive Studio. 2014 was life as it can be and is- full of laughter, tears, challenges and celebrations. Making art, teaching, traveling, spending time with family and friends. Started a new job, […]

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