Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rocky Shore

I should really call this Another Rocky Shore because I'm pretty sure I have another painting with this name  :D

I saw a similar painting in a video on you tube so I can't call this an original but I changed it around to suit me as I usually do. 

I'm hoping to plein air with my sister in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for an original shore painting very soon!

11 x 14 oil on gessobord

You may never fully see what is just over the horizon if you keep beating yourself up against the rocky shore. You have to venture out just a little farther to change the direction of your own personal tide.
~ Author Unknown

Saturday, April 21, 2018


This painting is from a raffle I was involved in with Community Pet Care & the Animal Welfare Society of New Jersey.

 I was honored to be the artist who painted the portrait for the raffle winner.  The dog's name is Buddy and I had a blast painting him.

Community Pet Care is the rescue and adoption division of AWSNJ . Our mission is to help animals in need from the over crowded shelters & owner surrenders in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. We Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home animals in need. We are grateful for the support of our amazing team & volunteers.
Animal Welfare Society mission is to assist the public by bridging the gap between animal control, animal shelters, and the public. Our outreach department assists with pet pantry items as well as fence building and medical assistance, and last but not least "Jamies Legacy" oversees community feral cats and our canine hospice program. More information can be found by using the links below.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Far Away Eyes

The scene this cat was sitting in captured me because of the strong darks and lights. It's almost like he was on stage with a spotlight on him. Not to mention that the cat is adorable! 

I do confess to being a "dog person" but I love all creatures big and small.  :D 

5x7 acrylic on gessobord

Thousand of years ago cats were worshiped as Gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
~ Unknown

Monday, January 8, 2018

On The Hunt

Trying to catch up here as I see I'm falling behind. Life gets in the way sometimes as we all know.
Here is a recent painting I did of a cat. I loved the powerful dark and light shadows in the photograph and tried my best to capture them.

5x7 acrylic on gessobord

Cats are like music; it's foolish to try to explain their worth to those who don't appreciate them. 
~ Author unknown

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Three's a crowd

Although spring is my favorite time of the year, you just can't beat a good fall pumpkin. The memories flow: carving, (smashing), Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie!!  For today I just settled for a nice still life because I loved that vine so much. :D

8x10 oil on gessobord

"Each year the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere." ~ Charles Schulz

Saturday, September 30, 2017


This painting was a commission from my good friend, Jim Gardner. He is such a good pet owner and very devoted to his precious Savannah.

8x10 oil on gessobord

Everyone thinks they have the best dog and none of them are wrong. ~ W.R. Purche

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Eyes Adored You

This is my best friend's dog. I see her a lot. She adores her owner as you can see in her eyes. She's a beautiful dog, friendly, and very sweet. 

5x7 oil on gessobord

My sunshine doesn't come from the sky, it comes from my dog's love.
~ Author unknown