I’m revisiting florals lately, and have always thought that flowers are wonderful metaphors for people and life…they flourish (or not), they bloom to brighten the flower bed (or not), they wilt when cut. They fade and die. They make babies (seeds), they are simple (ok, maybe the metaphor breaks down). I’ve always thought of a cut bloom as a poignant thing, sitting with a very limited freshness date in my bud vase.

I’m revisiting florals lately, and have always thought that flowers are wonderful metaphors for people and life…they flourish (or not), they bloom to brighten the flower bed (or not), they wilt when cut. They fade and die. They make babies (seeds), they are simple (ok, maybe the metaphor breaks down). I’ve always thought of a cut bloom as a poignant thing, sitting with a very limited freshness date in my bud vase.

What Art Means to Me

Art is a wonderful thing to me. I find great inspiration and happiness in painting; I think painting is so different from other visual media. I’m not sure why; maybe it’s because it’s hard to know what the painter meant, which makes a painting a little mysterious.

I hope you enjoy looking at my recent art, and invite you to ready my blog or see my Pinterest to see what I’m up to. I’m very happy to announce that I will be represented by the Turning Leaf Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia as of this October!

My realistic landscape paintings usually attempt to evoke a solitary, peaceful contemplation of sunshine, nature and color. This is a view of a remarkable wide span of rushing water as Settendown Creek near our home spreads out to cascade over flat shelves of granite. My children spent a number of afternoons picking their way across these slippery rocks and swimming in the water hole just upstream.

My realistic landscape paintings usually attempt to evoke a solitary, peaceful contemplation of sunshine, nature and color. This is a view of a remarkable wide span of rushing water as Settendown Creek near our home spreads out to cascade over flat shelves of granite. My children spent a number of afternoons picking their way across these slippery rocks and swimming in the water hole just upstream.

Always Learning How

I’m obsessed with documenting what I do and how I do it. I’m just as fascinated with what inspires other artists. When I was younger, I was less likely to study other artists’ work, in what I now consider a pointless effort to be “original.” Now I feel that art is at its core influenced

and collaborative, and I believe that embracing new ideas and techniques broadens one’s ability to speak in art. When I find a new material or a new subject, my art becomes more fresh and rejuvenated.

See some of my booklets about painting here, and come back later for my upcoming large book about watercolor painting; better yet, share your thoughts about art on my Facebook Art Page. Thank you for visiting my site, and click on the tabs to explore my work.


These are some of the paintings that Turning Leaf Gallery will offer in the coming fall season. They will be the newest gallery to represent my work! Check back often for more!

These are some of the paintings that Turning Leaf Gallery will offer in the coming fall season. They will be the newest gallery to represent my work! Check back often for more!

I’m so honored to be represented by the Turning Leaf Gallery in Blue Ridge, Georgia (they are located at 651 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513 ) and you can see their website at www.turningleafwoodart.com