Monday, December 21, 2009

Artist Reception

The reception at Turning Point Gallery was lovely.I spoke with a lot of interesting people and was asked a lot of very insight questions about my art.
The art will be on view until January 4Th,2010.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artist Reception

Friday,December 11th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm there will be an Artist Reception at Turning Point Gallery where I am the featured artist for this month.If you can make it please come.The gallery is located at 201 S.Estes,University Mall,Chapel Hill,NC.Hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Opening in Chapel Hill,NC

I am having an opening at Turning Point Gallery,University Mall,Chapel Hill,N.C. Friday December 11th from 6:00 to 9:00.The gallery will be showing my new work.I'd love to see you there.This is a detail of one of the painting that will be shown.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

December Show

I am having a show at Turning point Gallery,Chapel Hill,NC,December 11th.The painting I am working on will be the centerpiece of the show.It's oil on canvas and appx.36"x60".I have a lot of painting to do,so I better get at it!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Work in Progress

This painting of a jumper will be part of the show in Chapel Hill.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

White Lilies

I finished this painting about a month ago.It 35"x35",oil on canvas,andwas part of a show at The Prizery in South Boston,Virginia.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another peek

I've been a little bit lacks about getting back into the studio,so this is taking longer than I first thought it would.This is most of the bottom half of this painting.It's 35"x35",oil on canvas.

Monday, August 31, 2009


These are some of the prints I pulled last friday.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Yesterday I had the opportunity to drive up to Richmond and print.I have not had access to a press for several months and I was in heaven.The press studio has large windows that let in plenty of light.It is very quite and serene even though it's in the middle of Richmond.
I am a very lucky girl!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Painting

It seems I always start a new painting when I should be finishing something else.
Thought you might like a sneak preview of the new painting.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Painting

I just finished this painting.I wish I was a better photographer.The photo doesn't do it justice,but you get the idea.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pretty in Pink

I love pink.Pink is one of my favorite colours.People who know me can't quite get their heads around that.In the late 70's and early 80's I frequented shows where Punk bands would be playing.I routinely dress in Pink & Black.A close friend once commented that I looked like a Bunny Funeral.One of my proudest moment.Pink just gets bad press.Anyway, I felt like I was going out on a limb when I started this painting.Now that it's finished I love it too!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Torpedo Factory Show

This painting,"Providence:Surfacing"III is going to be in a show at the Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery. There 2 Here:
Art Center Exhibition Exchange,Sept.10-Oct.18th.The Torpedo Factory is located at 105 North Union Street,Alexandria,Va.Call
(703) 838-4565 for more information.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


This is the finished painting I gave you sneak peaks of.I love the way it came together.The lyric quality of the lines and the hot summer colour.It is the first in a series"Consider the Lilies;Day Lily",35"x47",oil on canvas.Thanks to Tammie for photographing it for me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Painting in progress

I'm very excited about this painting.I love the way it is evolving,so here's another peek.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Painting in progress

I am having such a good time working on this painting.It's of chestnut horse and daylilies. I thought I would share a little bit of it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Anyone who has had experience with Spanish horses know how magnificent they can be.There is an air of nobility that these horses posses."Iberian I " is a painting of one these horses.It is currently being shown at West of the Moon Gallery in Flagstaff,AZ. The painting is oil on cradled panel,24"x36"x1" and is absolutely stunning in person.The colour is vibrant and sings.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I never leave a white surface alone for very long.I subscribe to the" any mark is better than no mark" school.This is the first wash of colour this sheet of paper will receive.I will add at least two more washes of colour and apply various watercolour techniques to create a surface that has texture and depth.Then, and only then I will start the painting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I love colour.Bright hard candy colour,hot summer garden colour,cool puddles of shadow colour.I love it all.I love the way one colour shimmers next to one and recedes next to another.The way colour has an identity that is effected by its surrounding,that it changes with the light.I believe it is magical.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Clean Slate

I take quite a bit of care in preparing the surfaces that I paint on.I sand and gesso and sand again,then I repeat.The result is a smooth brilliant white panel or canvas.At tis point the possibilities are endless.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Art

I am so excited to show my new paintings at World Cup.I just picked this painting up from the framer on Saturday.Nancy did a beautiful job,it looks simply stunning.I am so lucky to have a good framer that I can trust.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


"Horses,horses,horses,that's all I ever hear from you."my third grade teacher admonished."All you ever do is draw,write,talk HORSES!I don't want to hear about horses again!"Clearly my Mrs.Turner was not a horse lover and may not have even liked children.
As I would continued my reluctant journey through the public school system,I would run into several teachers who shared Mrs.Turner's sentiments.Apparently a student who spent several hour a day staring out the classroom windows,daydreaming about riding,grooming and just plain,keeping company with horses,wasn't their idea of a model student.
I was occasionally sent to the principles office for my transgressions.The offenses were minor in my opinion.Talking with friends,doodling, drawing on the test,and all horse related.
Why couldn't these people understand,I was not obsessed with horses,I was clearly possesed by horses,and what a glorious thing that is to be!
I find it a little bit ironic that I am an equine artist.It is my job to draw,paint,daydream and talk about horses.To fill my studio with amazing images of horses.
I am a happy girl!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

When I was in my early twenties I was exposed to dressage.I caught a bad case of it.I'm still symptomatic after all the years,and sometimes my paintings reflect it.
I have always been torn as to which I had rather be doing riding or painting.This past year my horse has been out of commission so I have happily spent time painting and drawing on sunny days with no twinge of guilt.
Likewise my horse has been having the time of his life.Eating grass and hanging out with his buddies.
This painting is of a horse preforming the Classical Dressage movement,Levade.I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
This painting is 30"x22",mixed media on watercolour paper with 22kt gold leaf.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Two weeks ago I woke up to 7 inches of snow. Yesterday I picked daffodils and smelled the peach blossoms.The robins are out in force and the blue birds are building nests.I am so glad it is Spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I love this painting.I love the colour and the concentration of the horse.I love how it went together,emerged as it were from paper,pen, and paint.

The image is very sharp,but you get the idea.

This painting is 22"x30",mixed media on 300 lb Saunders Waterford  Watercolour paper.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day One!

Welcome to my blog.This is so new to me I am afraid that I have no idea what I am doing!Oh well here goes nothing!