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Carolina Artists’ Colony in Sanford, NC is one of my favorite places to shop, they carry over 100 North Carolina artists’ work, including mine. Tomorrow is the big Starving Artists’ Sale from 11-4.
Do you have winter cabin fever? Grab some friends and head to Sanford tomorrow, I would love to see you.
Here are a few pieces that will be greatly discounted, check them out and let me hear your thoughts.
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Look out Redi love you to the moon and back

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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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Impressionist paintings have always been a favorite of mine and a couple of months ago I got a chance to paint like Monet (ha) down by Bear Creek in Hubert, NC with some friends of mine. Gail, our hostess and my newest art friend has a beautiful home and studio overlooking the river and she has a Monet-like lilly pond. Rain prevented me from completing my Monet that day but hopefully with a few more brushstrokes it will be finished soon.



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Lindsy Faith Campbell is no doubt a beautiful baby and I had the honor of painting her Christening portrait. Love, love, love!


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Chinese painting

I spent the afternoon managing a headache and clearing my mind by grinding my own Sumi ink, a ritual enjoyed by Chinese artists I learned.
A little ground ink, some bamboo brushes, sumi paper and a few trial and error goldfish brushstrokes helped me to create a piece I am fond of.
Finally, I researched my Chinese name and signed and completed with a carved soapstone stamp.
Headache has vanished!
Also, I must give credit to Artist Henry Li for his expert instruction. (more…)

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Last month I was contacted by a young lady to paint the perfect gift for her grandfather who was retiring. She had a photograph of the two of them together and she said it was her favorite picture. Happy retirement Col. Allen!





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“Magic” 8×10 oil on ampersand panel




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