Saturday, December 24, 2016


From our home and my  studio to yours  MERRY CHRISTMAS and a wonderfully creative 2017! Wishing you, your families, your pets and your friends, good health, blessings and joy with  lots of laughter filled days!

Thanks to all who stop by and especially to you who take time to leave a comment or two!

FOUND is a copy of Walter Hunt’s magnificent painting which became very popular for prints in the 40’s - 60’s.  When Frank was a little boy such a print hung in his bedroom.  Rather than reading bedtime stories to him and his little sister, his mother would make up stories about the collie and the lamb.  Both he and my sister-in-law love this painting and the memories it evokes.

In the fall my  version of FOUND  was shown in the Punta Gorda Visual Art Center’s Festival of Art featuring the art of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales with month long events celebrating the Victorian Era. This is an oil painting on paper with pastel accents - something I hadn't tried before
but will again.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

SUNLIT COCONUTS - Juror’s Choice Award for Excellence

What a thrill having two of my paintings juried into the  Southwest Florida Annual Painting Exhibit - November 17, 2016 to January 26, 2017 at the Gallery at Rookery Bay National Marine Estuarine Research Reserve,  300 Tower Road, Naples, Florida.

The next delight was finding that SUNLIT COCONUTS was being featured  for the poster advertising the show!  

At the beautiful reception held November 17, Juror Anica Sturdivant presented me with the Juror’s Choice Award for Excellence - a monetary award (2nd place) and I did a happy dance!!  This was my first foray into the art community of Naples in Collier County, Florida but not my last.  An honorable one year  membership to the United Arts Council of Collier County was included with the award!  What a lovely way to end the year.  

Friday, December 2, 2016


                                          6" X 6" Oil on Panel
               Randy Higbee photo - ready to frame TIME OUT

In October TIME Out was juried into the 7th Annual Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Square Show and sale! What an honor to have “Time Out” displayed on the wall with the work of so many artists I admire  from all over the country!  The Gala Reception will be held Saturday evening, December 3 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA.  How I wish I could be there!  You can see the show HERE and purchase a painting if you fall in love!  Hint:  TIME OUT is on Page 21!  Check out all the red dots and the show hasn’t yet opened!  What fun!  

TIME out will proudly hang in this “Rustic” style King Of Frame selection.  Thank you, Randy Higbee!