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It’s that time again, I am so proud to be one of the many artists at Carolina Artists’ Colony in Sanford. Please join me Saturday, February 20, 2016 for their one-time a year Starving Artist Sale. My original oils and acrylics will be drastically reduced. Now is the time to add to your collection, or start collecting.
Carolina Artists’ Colony is located at 148 S. Moore St. Sanford, NC
Let me know if you see something you like, they ship too. I will be there from 11:00-5:00,and the forecast for Saturday is beautiful.
Here are a few of my paintings, let me know if you see something you like.
pink charms

Oyster Dance

Starboard Coffee Table Shells



First Dance

Look out Red

Fun Fish

green dragonfly

Summer Sisters

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I want to revive my “Tuesday’s Treasure Chest” blog posts which I started a long time ago, but got out of the habit (sorry, I’ve neglected by blog and post frequently on Facebook). Let’s do this, I’ll start by sharing THREE terrific things that I treasure………..
First I’ll start with something you might not know about me, in the last year I’ve become an Artist-in residence (kind of). I had the opportunity to trade paintings for Ocean Isle Beach lodging. What did I paint? A mermaid, of course! The beach has long been a treasure of mine, I grew up seven miles from the Atlantic Coast. I’m looking for Artist-in-residence programs, haha.



Here comes the bride, well at least her shoes. I enjoyed painting “Jessica’s Wedding Shoes” after attending her fabulous wedding. Years ago Jessica and her family lived in our neighborhood, my how time flies, leaving treasured neighborhood memories.
"Jessica's Wedding Shoes"

“Jessica’s Wedding Shoes”

Drawing is becoming a treasured and renewed passion of mine, here’s a new mermaid teapot drawing, thinking of painting it, what do you think? Carolina Artists’ Colony is having The Great Teapot Extravaganza in a couple of weeks so I better get busy if I want to enter.
Mermaid teapot study at Starboard

Mermaid teapot study at Starboard

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Seems like every Thanksgiving and Christmas I end up painting a red bird…makes me miss my mom.
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
“Cardinal Snow”
Cardinal Snow 2014

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Join me tomorrow at Carolina Artists’Colony, Moore Street, Sanford,NC. Hundreds of pieces of art and handmade artisan created works are available there.
Take a look at my wall at CAC and here’s a little sneak peek at some of my new little bunnies I will be taking.
Come shop and chat with me and if you can’t, they will ship! Let me know if you see something you like.





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Painting for Adam

This original painting will be offered by silent auction for the Adam Hardee Fundraiser event tomorrow from 4-7 pm at Regal Resort, White Lake, NC. The event is to raise money for Adam and to help him with expenses and costs acquired since his car accident.
Adam and my two sons grew up and played together in our little White Lake neighborhood. Adam and his family have been dear friends of ours for years. I wanted to create a very special painting for this event. The painting was created as I sat at the end of our pier and the sailboat was inspired by a friend who contributed the photo of someone sailing around the lake. I used water from the lake mixed in with the acrylic paint, so it truly is special.
Please come and join us tomorrow so you will have a chance to bid on this special original painting of White Lake.
Happy Bidding!


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Enjoyed a lively cool rainy evening at Final Friday at Chambers Arts! interactive art studio in Cary, NC last night. I am a little bit excited that two of my paintings are included in the Dreama Tolle Perry student show (psst….and they are on the Red Wall).


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Pondering and dreaming about the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, they are my most enjoyable times of the year.  I love the thankful hearts, the joyful giving and celebrations that come with this special time.

Those of you who know me, know that painting is truly my passion, but it would not be so without the support from my friends and family.Kind deeds and thoughts do not have to be grand to settle comfortably in one’s heart, often the most simple gestures can be the most uplifting.  I am thankful for good friends who text me and say they have grapes fresh off the vine and ask me do I want to paint them?  One friend did just that and as the result I painted “Mr. Rudolph’s Gift” . This painting will be included in “French Kisses” gallery select exhibit which celebrates everyday joys.  “French Kisses” artists’ reception is tomorrow night, October 26, 2012 at Chambers Arts Gallery in Cary, NC.

“Mr. Rudolph’s Gift” 6″x6″ oil on ampersand panel

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“Cassie’s Dream”

Here’s my newest cupcake painting

“Cassie’s Dream”

, I got the idea for this painting from a sweet young friend, Cassie (thanks girlie).  “Cassie’s Dream” is one of my paintings that will be in the upcoming Chambers Arts Gallery select exhibit in Cary, NC. Dates for the exhibit are October 22-November 14. I’m so excited!

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My first gallery select show is in Cary, NC, I’m so EXCITED.  Please join me and the rest of the BEACH artists at the ARTISTS reception this Friday, August 31, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 pm.  You get to vote for your favorite work of art (sure do hope it’s a mermaid) .     Please consider this your invitation. Here is the address:

Chambers Arts Gallery

200 S Academy Street

Cary, NC  27511

Come to The BEACH! August 31 6-9 at Chambers Arts! 

Vote for your favorite art 

For the Winning Artist a

$100 People’s Choice Award 

Central Carolina Songwriters Association perform 

Beach! Art Show Inspires        

SIP… hosts our Wine Tasting 

Tropical Small Bites

Click the link below for a quick sneak peek of the show


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and the winner is…………….Congratulations to John Dove, your print will be sent this week! The Wam Squam was a famous landmark at White Lake for many years.

“Wam Squam”

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