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My artistic medium is mixed media on canvas. I like the way words mix with images, and often add Chinese take-out containers, chocolate wrappers and torn pages of books to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer. If you look closely, you’ll find all kinds of surprises. I am an experiential artist, meaning, I typically develop a relationship with my subject before painting it. To paint snow-covered mountains, I hike to the top and ski down. To paint aspen trees, I run through their shimmering leaves on mountain trails. To paint ravens, I watch them fly overhead in a desert canyon, and listen to the sound of their wings. When these images start simmering in my brain, this is the seed of my work. I hope that my work will bring joy to you. Or inspiration, or sweetness or something meaningful as you look around my site … Thanks for stopping by. READ MORE

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How's it Going Cupcake?

How's it Going Cupcake? Cupcakes are not sexy. There’s just no way of getting around it. Yet when the new local café in town asked for a three-panel work of restaurant art, it included a sandwich, an espresso, and a cupcake. It was during this process of painting this cupcake that I realized I’ve got to get real with this pastry. If I paint a pretty cupcake that doesn’t have grit and a bit of ‘tude, I give them a sterile work of art. But if [more]

Quench, mixed media lemonade and a street artist

Quench, mixed media lemonade and a street artist Back from a month of teaching, I'm warming up for some new paintings with little ones. Quench, a lemonade pitcher painting, is a quick, loose, illustration with gold paint markers and Chinese newspapers. (Along with many more hidden treasures, of course). I'll be donating this piece to the AHHAA School of the Arts auction, this July 17 in Telluride Colorado. The event features more than 100 artworks and a myriad of services and [more]

Teaching, Telluride and Online Mixed Media

Teaching, Telluride and Online Mixed Media The last month has been filled with teaching art – Lucky me! As many of you know, I launched an online mixed media course, Pedal to Petal this June, where folks from around the country learned mixed media techniques online with me. From finding time for yourself to art journaling, to discovering what inspires you, students worked their way through painting, collage, and discovering their own creative voices. Following are a [more]

What's NEWS at the Studio

What's NEWS at the Studio SOLD! It's been a great month here at the studio. Thanks so much! To see more available originals, click here. I've been working on several projects, including a green aspen tree diptych, and a series of paintings for an outdoor company. I'll be sure to post these when they are finished. I have all kinds of ideas for new techniques I'm playing with, and I'll be excited to show you the results. I'm also putting the final polish on [more]

Creating Handmade Stamps

Creating Handmade StampsI thought it would be fun to show you how to make handmade stamps today. Here's a tutorial that shows you how to make simple stamps, and all the materials needed, along with a peek at more complex stamps that border on print making... Enjoy!   If you'd like to learn more about my mixed media techniques, I'm teaching a 12-day online course starting June 13. Click here to learn more! Early bird discount until June [more]

Family Road Trip and a Durango Art Show

Family Road Trip and a Durango Art Show I've been working the last half of the year to get ready for an art exhibit in Durango, Colorado. It was time to start showing beyond my little corner of the world, and well, life presented an opportunity at just the right time, as life usually does. The week before the show, my 8-year old son and I came down to hang my paintings. Together we decorated the walls of ENO Cafe, and I relinquished control of the hang tags he placed for [more]

Pedal to Petal, my Mixed Media e-Course

Pedal to Petal, my Mixed Media e-Course If you're in the mood to explore your creativity, and learn my mixed media techniques, I just opened registration for Pedal to Petal, my new online art course! THIS 12-DAY ONLINE ART CLASS IS DESIGNED TO SPARK YOUR INSPIRATION AND TEACH YOU MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS IN A JOYFUL, PLAYFUL STYLE. Pedal to Petal is a mixed media online class that builds upon itself. Each day you’ll login from any computer to find today’s class filled [more]

Poppy Painting and Gypsy Music

Poppy Painting and Gypsy Music The Poppy SUMMER set lip to earth's bosom bare, And left the flush'd print in a poppy there; Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came, And the fanning wind puff'd it to flapping flame. With burnt mouth red like a lion's it drank The blood of the sun as he slaughter'd sank, And dipp'd its cup in the purpurate shine When the eastern conduits ran with wine. Till it grew lethargied with fierce bliss, And hot as a swinkèd [more]

Lucky Bike, a mixed media pink bicycle

Lucky Bike, a mixed media pink bicycle Pink bikes, orange stars, yellow moons ... I can't get the Lucky Charms ad out of my head. I'm having so much fun painting for my upcoming online course. Videos are coming together with fun music. Lesson plans are being written in colorful ways, photos are revealing and ready to go! This mixed media pink bike is one painting I'll be showing students from start to finish. There's lot's more work to be done to package my [more]

Durango Spring Art Walk

Durango Spring Art Walk Feel like getting out? May 8, Durango Colorado holds its annual Spring Art Walk, and Durango galleries are opening their doors with artists and appetizers. If you're in Durango, Colorado May 8, stop by Eno Cafe for my latest exhibit, "Birds, Bikes & Blossoms". Eno, a Durango coffee/wine/tapas bar, has an exciting contemporary atmosphere dedicated to what they believe are the finer things in life...gourmet coffee, fine wine, [more]

Summer Sheets. Steps to a Blissful Flower Painting

Summer Sheets. Steps to a Blissful Flower Painting STEP 1: Take a vacation – get away from it all. Don't cook. Just go somewhere lovely, get a lovely place to stay, and just relax. STEP 2: Come home on Friday, so you have the whole weekend to relax, wash flowery sheets to get in the mood for summer, and drink tea from lovely cups. STEP 3: Paint something low-commitment, just fun. Like collaging cool scraps onto a fun-sized canvas while eating fun-sized candy bars. STEP 4: [more]

Nutty Neighbors & Bursting Blossoms

Nutty Neighbors & Bursting Blossoms Headed on vacation tomorrow to see my family in South Carolina. This is not where we are from, but it's where my parents ended up. Lucky for us, we'll get to see all the kiddos put their feets in the sand. And I look forward very much to reading a book and taking long walks on the beach with my brother and sister and parents. Here's the blossom painting I've been working on for a while. My usual mixed media flowers. Spring is in [more]

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