Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Living History


Reliving history on a cloudy day in St. Augustine at the Castillo de San Marcos.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

April in St. Augustine


I love St. Augustine.  I'm not a fan of painting buildings, though!  This painting definitely presented a few challenges.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vincenzo and Philomena Fiore


I was honored to be asked to paint a portrait of my husband's great grandparents for the cover of an upcoming Fiore "memories and recipes" book for a family reunion. The reference photo was taken in the early 1900s and it was challenging to guess colors while trying to capture a likeness. This was a fun project and I hope I was able to get a decent enough likeness. If they could see this, would they recognize themselves or wonder "who are these people?"

Friday, April 13, 2012



I did one last small one before starting on a couple of paintings that will be more time consuming.  This little guy was a lot of fun to paint!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Purple Columbine


I've been in the mood to create fast, little paintings.  I like to keep floral paintings "looser" than I do my other paintings, but I think I could've gone even less detailed with this one.  This was a good exercise for me and I think I may do one more small one before moving on to a project that's going to take more time.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Blue Heron

5x7  I was in the mood for painting a small, fast one, and I had fun with this!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Park


I have painted various scenes from this park several times.  Spring Park is incredibly peaceful and pretty.  I tried to make the feeling of tranquility and the sense of quiet come through in this painting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ann James Award

On Friday, I was honored and thrilled to receive the Ann James Award for Best Pastel Portrait/Figure Painting at the St. Augustine Art Association's annual juried Portrait and Figure Show for this painting "Striker"!

This same night I was also awarded an Honorable Mention for "Guard Tower" at the AGOP Creative Compulsions juried exhibition at Avondale Artworks in Avondale (Jacksonville).  What a fantastic way to start the new year!!