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…

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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…

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Coco


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

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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.

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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…

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Snowbird


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.

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Chicken


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

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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.

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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…

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Watermelon


This was a study to see how bright I could get the flesh of the melon and retain the juicy texture. A dark brown background helped add to the freshness.

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