Main and Depot

– 24×30  oil on canvas – 

Main Street in Columbia, Alabama would make the perfect setting for a Hallmark movie; a quaint, lovely, and bustling symbol of America at its best. I fell in love with the courthouse on the corner of Main and Depot. With the cream and gray stone structure, stately columns and heavy ornamentation, brown domes, and towering clocks, it was a pleasure (and a lot of very hard work) to paint. Final highlights included tiny splashes of color in the waste basket and the jewel street lights hanging like diamonds over the sidewalks.

The Lighthouse

20×16 oil on canvas – 

I was compelled to paint this beautiful scene because of the rich colors and especially the sun hitting the front of the tower. The rocks on the side of the bank were rough and called for rich, thick strokes of paint.


It’s hard to resist painting a Maltese. Coco is energetic and very intelligent with a very sweet personality.

Daylily Study

These Stella D’Oro lilies grow in my garden, but each bloom will only last for a day making it a real challenge to paint many at a time.

White Rose Study

Always a lovely subject and a challenge to capture the subtle shades of color that one has to search intently to find.

Golden Pear Study

There is just something about a pear that makes it a joy to paint. Maybe it’s the rich colors, or the curves of the unusual shape, or how it can be placed next to other objects in a pleasing composition. Possibly it’s just thinking about the delicious taste.


Beautiful red Cardinal Birds searching for food in fresh fallen snow. Brings back memories of home in Virginia where they are celebrated as the state bird.


Golden brown feathers glowing in warm sunlight made for a fun little study.

Shelley Blue Cup with Roses

One of the most beautiful patterns of china. I love the shades of blue as it compliments so many objects that I enjoy using in still life settings.

Water Lilies

A perfect day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where these water lilies lay floating in the shallow water just waiting to be painted. It was a peaceful, slow day, and I was able to sit on a bench nearby and study the textures and colors for quite a while.