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, March 31, 2010

Little Abstracts

I have ordered clayboard and it seems everyone else has too. The clayboard, which I use for printing my landscapes, has been back ordered for weeks now. I need to research and find another source. Until then, I have that creative burst of energy to make something, so I pulled out the acrylics that I never use and I am making 'cards' 4 x 6 inches. These are small abstract studies. Who knows, maybe I will cut them all up and use them in my regular collage cards, or maybe not.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring and Rainy Days

Spring and rainy days are good for making art.
It does not matter too much if it turns out the way I expected it too...
it's the journey.

lilacs, sun, and clouds acrylic on panel (C) gls (SOLD)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grandin Theatre Open Studios Preview Show

We Three 6" x 24" monotype w stamping (C) gls

Grandin Theatre Open Studios
Preview Show
Come check out a couple of my works along with
nine other Open Studio Tour 2010 artists!
Also, check out a great movie
at a fantastic theatre!


Sometimes, I feel like I am on the hamster wheel of life.

With the promise of spring coming, the time changing, and warmers days,
I got a chance to get outside and dig in the dirt a little. I should be making art,
doing laundry, writing letters and sending cards to friends, paying more attention to housework, and taking time to breathe.
Somehow, just digging and being able to sit outside was heavenly.
I feel as if the wheel stopped, for a moment.

Running altered digital photgraph (C) gls price on request

This is a digital photo collage. The photo, for me is symbolic of the wheel we all run on, around or under. The city is representative of the work we have to do, the establishment, the rules or the guidelines. The trees and foliage represent the lush of life, the things we enjoy. We all need to balance that ever-rolling ball we run on.

Right now, I am able to keep on top of the wheel, but I know at any time it could change.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


'Spirit of Peace' oil based monotype on clayboard (C) gls

This morning I got up and went walking at a local park. It felt great to get the blood circulating...Afterwards, I rode around looking at the mountains and sky. Everything was clear, calm, and beautiful. I was able to relax once I got back to the cabin, so, I decided to create some monotypes. I only wish I did not have to stop and clean up...

'Skies Over Poor Mountain' oil based monotype on clayboard (C) gls

'Fireflies in the Grass' oil based monotype on clayboard (C) gls

'Spring at Poages Mill' oil based monotype on clayboard (C) gls

Prices on request

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Places and Sights

Last weekend I took a little day trip. I was riding along and happened across these huge concrete spheres. I had to photograph them. I wish I had more time to follow the shadows and changes in light. I was intrigued at how organic they appeared.

Altered Versions:

prices on request

Monday, March 1, 2010