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.

My Life as an Artist

Art is such a creative outlet for me, and a way of connecting with others. I find great inspiration and happiness in painting; I think it’s the question-mark behind a brushstroke - “what did she mean to say?“ -

which makes painting different from other visual media. It’s not quite as straightforward as typeface or even a photograph. I could spend all day on Pinterest and Etsy looking at art, and I invite you to ready my blog or see my Pinterest to see what I’m up to.

My more recent impressionistic and abstract art still brings to mind sun, natural forms, and an implied journey across beautiful terrain, but it is more likely to invite questions and interpretation than my realism. This painting is an open-ended story about childhood and nature, with a silhouetted figure and low sunlight flooding the passages of layered color and texture.

My more recent impressionistic and abstract art still brings to mind sun, natural forms, and an implied journey across beautiful terrain, but it is more likely to invite questions and interpretation than my realism. This painting is an open-ended story about childhood and nature, with a silhouetted figure and low sunlight flooding the passages of layered color and texture.

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.

 
My latest Kindle eBook on Abstract Painting is free on Amazon for a limited time. Click on the image above to see it! I would love to receive readers’ honest reviews on Amazon.

My latest Kindle eBook on Abstract Painting is free on Amazon for a limited time. Click on the image above to see it! I would love to receive readers’ honest reviews on Amazon.

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.