Sunday, April 27, 2014


                                14" X 11" Oil on Canvas

       One never knows what's just beyond or behind the fronds when scouting an island with a camera!  This lonely rusting relic is tethered to a palm tree near the waters edge of  Pine Island Sound.  The actual setting has been only slightly altered by my brush. This piece is a study.

       A 36" x 60" canvas sits on my easel where "My Fantasy Beach" is slowly developing in acrylic, and the old John Deere will again rest under a palm tree somewhere in the painting.  This small study familiarized me with  the character of the rusting  seemingly forgotten bicycle.     Wish we knew it's story and why faded silk (or plastic) roses are waiting in the basket ....for whom?  We wonder...

Friday, April 18, 2014

People's Choice Award

 "PrimaVera...The Spring Exhibit" March 17- April 17, 2014
Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

What can I say?  People's Choice Awards reflect the public's interest and taste.  These are voted on by regular people as well as fellow artists, family and friends.  Being able to work in this crazy profession I so love, and receiving an expression of appreciation like this makes me a most fortunate person!  Thank you very, very much for this honor!  It is thrilling that SPLASH DANCE has been so well received this season!