Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dogs and Art


First I wanted to send a big "thank you" to everyone who came to the art show in Naples this past weekend. Several of my paintings were adopted and I'm grateful to have my work in your collections!

I'm now back in my studio varnishing some paintings for an upcoming show at the Webb School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pictured here is a painting I'll be taking to the show entitled "In Bloom I". (You can view the sister piece on my website.)

My dog Ruby is a constant companion in my art studio. Adopted from a pet rescue group (see: http://www.secondchancedogs.org/) more than 9 years ago, she charms all who meet her with good looks, soft fur, and awkward dancing (this wiggly thing she does with her butt). I'm still hopeful she'll eventually learn how to hold a brush to assist me in the studio. Sadly the vet told us this week that Ruby's glaucoma has advanced - she will have surgery next week to remove her disease-stricken eye. Here's a photo of her at Christmas.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

See You in Sunny Naples

I gotta tell you I'm freezing here in Atlanta. We are actually having a winter season this year and even though I grew up in the midwest, I've become a total wimp when it comes to the cold. I'm even wearing socks to bed (you know it must be bad). So I'm really extra happy to tell you that I'll be at a show this weekend in sunny, warm, Naples, Florida! Come on out to see my latest work:

Naples National Art Festival
Feb. 20 & 21, 2010
10 am - 5 pm
Cambier Park & 8th St South

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thanks to All

Thanks to everyone who made my Studio Sale a success this year - it was an honor to have several of my paintings adopted by new families, and wonderful to have friends and patrons visit my studio. I'm grateful to all of you!

Snow in Snellville

Here in my little burb outside of Atlanta, we are having a major snowfall! And it is beeeeuuutiful! You can see the view from my studio window here - it's still coming down - looks like tomorrow I'll be painting all day!