Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cool Weather Art

I have been enjoying the cooler temperatures! Still Virginia needs rain, lots of it. The leaves are turning, but dropping and falling off rather quickly. I am still hoping I get to see the corals and salmon colors that fire up my senses...we shall see.

In the meantime, I have been working on some mini watercolors. I hope to get outside and paint on location, or at least get some good photos. I just got a toy Holga camera and am anxious to play with that as well as my new pinhole camera.

Graveyard Spirit Photograph (C) 2007

I have way too many images in my head. Never enough time to carry them all out...guess I can dream.

Here's what I have so far (sorry, they are a little too blue);

Blue Ridge Parkway (C) watercolor 2007

Winter Mountain watercolor (C) 2007 sold

Winter Creek watercolor (C) 2007 sold

Fall Creek watercolor (C) 2007 sold

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October-Fall is Upon Us

"Twilight Storm" (C) monotype

Well, I have been neglecting my blog, as you can tell. Since going back to teaching full time, I have been spending less time painting. I find myself hoping, already, for a snow day or two! I have been doing a few small pieces here and there, painting in the cracks of time.

I have agreed to do a few shows this fall. So, I better get busy!

Come visit these galleries and view the shows.

Here are a few of them:

*2007 Open Studios Art Show @WVTF *

(public radio and TV, located on the road by Red Lobster)

Dates of show: October 1 through 31, 2007

Opening reception Friday, Oct. 26, 5:00-8:00 pm

*A Delicate Balance*

(I will be showing with my friend and fellow artist, Janet Sachs)

Gallery 108

November 1 through December 1, 2007

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1st, 5-8 pm

*Headwaters, A Celebration of

Virginia's Western Lands*

Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center

Clifton Forge, Va. November 27 - December 28, 2007

*Art Under the Sun*

302 South Locust Street Floyd, Virginia

December 6 through December 14th, 2007

Opening reception: December 7th 4-7 pm

For those of you who have not been to Floyd recently, you have got to visit this wonderful gallery!

The gallery is made up of a grassroots group of artists from Floyd County... Karen Sewell's cozy country scenes; Tina Liza Jones' pen & ink drawings of folk musicians; Karen Limke's pastel nature studies; Marsha Slopey Paulekas' oils of musicians and country characters; Gretchen St. Lawrence's pastel animal portraits and Patricia Robin Woodruff's spiritual and nature art... as well as featured artists each month. Exhibits change all the time. Every Sunday, they offer figure drawing from 3-5pm! First Friday celebrations combine live musical performances and art along a theme. Come join them for drawing opportunities and weekend classes. Floyd is known for its live music scene, creative culture and art. We have one red light, over 12 live music venues, and over 14 art galleries, as well as the beautiful rolling hills of a Virginia rural area. While you are there, enjoy a grand cup of coffee at Cafe del Sol.

"Western Mountains" (C) monotype