Friday, November 14, 2014

Alla Prima Paintings

Taking an Alla prima plein air class! Haven't done much landscape, so it's really been a challenge.

Fall Trees in the Evening
8x6 oil on linen panel

Tree at the Willows
8x8 oil on linen panel

Two trees
6x6 oil on Gessobord

Yellow Leaves
8x8 oil on linen panel

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dina's Hummingbird

Click Here to Purchase

This is part of the Dina's sunflower series. One day I was gathering some sunflowers for an arrangement. This little hummingbird flew in within a foot of me and stayed for the longest time. I believe that it was the spirit of my sister telling me she liked my sunflower garden that I planted in her honor.

Visions of Sugarplums

My sleeping Corgi, Fia.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dina's Sunflower #1

Click Here to Bid

My sister passed away last year and her friend has distributed red sunflowers to friends and family to plant in her honor. This is the first of a series of paintings of them.

Friday, June 27, 2014


Click Here to Bid

Many years ago I brought home a small seedling southern Magnolia from my son's grade school field trip to Washington, DC area. We live in Pennsylvania and these are not native to our area. It has survived many harsh winters (including this year!). Took probably eight years for it to bloom but we now get such lovely large fragrant blooms in June. This one of the first blooms from this year.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Under the Umbrella

Click Here to Bid

Just love the colors of the umbrella and chairs against the neutral background. This was the view on my deck in Brigantine, NJ.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tulips and Peonies

Click Here to Bid

Couldn't resist painting these lovely peonies and tulip arrangement that my wonderful husband gave me for my birthday! Such a pretty combination of colors.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sleeping Siblings

Not For Sale

Commissioned pet portrait. These two sleeping beauties are the grandmother and great uncle of my puppy. They were sleeping on the lap of their owner, so sweet!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wonder Woman

Not For Sale

Commissioned pet portrait.

I will be away for a few days so the f next few posts are commissioned pet portraits I've done.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bitty Kitty

Click Here To Bid

This is my kitty, Bitsy. When we got her she was so little the would crawl under my bedroom door. Don't let that fool you she may be little but she is fearless!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Peek A Boo Lola

Click Here to Bid

Here's another fun painting, using the new palette, of my sister's cat Lola.

Sunset 356

Click Here to Bid

Trying out some new colors on my palette, Caribean Blue, Permanent Rose, Cadmium Orange and Dioxazine Purple. They worked great for this amazing sunset view in Brigantine. I'm not sure they will take up permanent residence on my palette though.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Key West Buoys

Click Here To Bid

I've always loved the colors in this photo I took of a bunch of buoys hanging on someones porch in Key West. The contrast of the buoys against the neutral color of the porch siding.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mom's Violets


My mother loved her violet plants. When she passed away I inherited this one. It has flourished and even had babies that I repotted and gifted to my friends and family. This is the mother plant and it has continually bloomed with these amazing clusters of purple blossoms over the past three years.

Three Fishermen

Click Here to Bid

This is a painting of my brother, son and friend surf fishing in Brigantine, New Jersey. Love the warmth of the evening sun reflected on them.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Saint Thomas Church

Click Here to Bid

As I was riding my bike I came across this beautiful church. Captured by the warm sunlight hitting the walls and the cool clouds in the background. I snapped a picture, hoping to capture the beauty.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kate in the Sand

Click Here to Bid

This is taken from a photo of my daughter playing in the sand when she was about 4, that I've always loved. We were vacationing in Kitty Hawk and we were at the sounds. She was totally engrossed in pouring the sand on to her knee and watching it pile.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mother and Son

Click Here to Bid

Inspired by an old photo of my mother and brother. The photo really captures the love of a mother for her child. Original photo was black and white so I played with the colors.

Coral Sweater

After being in the hospital mom had to stay in a rehab for a short while. She is pictured here cuddled up in her new coral sweater.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mom's Beach Hat

Click Here to Bid

This is a 6" x 6" oil on canvas mounted on board. It was from a photo of my mom on the beach I loved the light showing through hat brim.
I graduated from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia majoring in Illustration with a minor in painting. After 28 years of working the graphic end of art I would like to explore my love of oil painting. Let the journey begin...