Monday, December 3, 2012

Acorn to Oak's Holiday Arts & Craft Show

I am happy to announce that I will be a part of the local Etsy group, Acorn to Oak's Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the VAE in Raleigh, NC this Saturday, December 8th from 11am-6pm.  For more information about my work and what you can expect to see check out my Etsy shop....

Acorn to Oak's Holiday Arts and Crafts Show 
Saturday, December 8th from 11am to 6pm
Visual Art Exchange
309 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday, October 29, 2012

Geo & Metro Exhibit

Join us this Friday, November 2nd 6-9pm during the First Friday Raleigh Gallery Walk for the opening reception of "Geo & Metro"!

I will be the featured artist this November at Local Color Gallery on 22 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina.  My exhibit, "Geo & Metro" will explore both my colorful abstract geometric paintings and my cityscape paintings.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Glenwood South Global Fare

Please join us this Saturday from 12-6pm at the Glenwood South Global Fare in Raleigh, NC.  I am a member of Local Color Gallery that will have a booth at this event.  Plus the gallery will be open right down the road.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kids' Art Party

Mini Canvas Paintings on Easels
A few months ago, I did an art demonstration during a birthday party for a group of six year old girls.  I showed them how they to could create little mini paintings to be displayed on mini easels.  I had a canvas board on which I demonstrated some basic techniques.  And I also had prepared a small sample of completed paintings for them to find inspiration.  It was a fun afternoon for all!

Easel with canvas board in which I demonstrated painting

Can't have a kids' party without the sweets!

Palette cookies:)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New City Minis

 At my last art show, I had a ton of requests for city specific mini canvas on easels. So here are some of the results....

Space Needle in Seattle
Radiator Building in NYC

Broad Street in Philly

Lucky Strike in Durham, NC
Raleigh, NC
Chicago, IL

For more information on how to purchase one of these minis, please visit my online shop at or email me at

Saturday, July 14, 2012

For my friends' little baby girl...

A geometric painting with her beautiful name
A Cleveland cityscape so she'll remember her hometown
These two paintings were inspired by the birth of my friends' adorable little baby girl.  I wanted to do something with her unique name so I decided to incorporate her first initial and her first name into my geometric grid.  Then I decided the second painting should be of her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio so she would always know where she came from.  Since pastels are typical for a little girl's room, I decided to take the opportunity to experiment with a slightly different color palette.  I must say I am very happy with the results.

If you are looking for a custom painting for yourself or for a gift, please email me at for more information.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

More "Embracing Structure" Photos

"Lucky Strike" A Durham Cityscape 

"Raleigh In Blue"
"Empire State"

"Bunker Hill Bridge" Boston
Grandfather Mountain

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Embracing Structure

N. Lee Ball and I have partnered together to present "Embracing Structure", the June exhibit at Local Color Gallery.  Our show will explore two different artists’ representations of man-made versus organic structures.  From Lee’s more realistic view focusing on details to my more abstract view of breaking down structure into geometric shapes, it will have something for everyone.  Please see below for a sneak peak of what you will see.

"Rockin Cleveland"
This is a cityscape of my hometown focusing on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  You can also expect to see paintings of east coast cities including New York and Philadelphia.

"Raleigh Groove"
This is my first Raleigh cityscape and a second will be presented at the show.   Hopefully, my first Durham cityscape will be completed by then too.  It is still a work in progress.

"The Lyre"
One of the three bridges named after musical instruments that are over the Hoofdvaart in Holland. There will also be a painting of a Boston and Blue Ridge Bridge.

A Philly Cityscape
The Chrysler Building in NYC

Local Color Gallery
22 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Opening Reception June 1, 6-9pm
Reception June 23, 4-8pm
June 1-30, 2012
Gallery Hours 11-3 pm, Th-Sat

Friday, April 20, 2012

From a Doodle to a Painting

The Doodle
The Doodle Painting

 This doodle of mine goes way back to high school.    I love to doodle...always have, always will.  So whether I was in a lecture or study hall, I would draw on my lined notebook paper with whatever writing instrument was in my hand.  If I remember correctly, I usually used pencil.  Back then I would fill a entire page with one...wish I still had one to share with you.  My doodle above is something I did recently.  My husband looked at it and said to me "you should turn that into a painting".  So hear are the results....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Local Color Gallery in Raleigh, NC

"Raleigh Groove"
 I am very happy to announce that I have joined a women's cooperative, Local Color Gallery, located on Glenwood Avenue in downtown Raleigh, NC.  I'm excited to be working with such a wonderful group of talented artist.  Here are a few of my paintings that will be available at the gallery in the month of March.  Check out the gallery website:

Raleigh Mini Canvas on Easel
"Nut Hugger II"
"Immersed II"
"We All Live in a Yellow City"

Monday, February 13, 2012

My hometown...Cleveland, Ohio

Mini Canvas on Easels
"Fall Rock"
"Nighttime in Cleveland"
"Terminal Tower"

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monochromatic Cityscape

"Golden City"

"Golden City"
While I was painting "Golden City" last summer, I decided to break a habit of mine by always using black paint to finish a painting.  I used three paint colors...white, gold and vandyke brown.  I was so happy with the result that I almost kept it for my own kitchen.  But while I was getting work together for a gallery in Tremont, I decided to add it to the collection.  It sold the first art walk it was on display...I guess someone else loves "Golden City" as much as I do.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


"Nut Hugger"

"Nut Hugger II"

Last fall, I met with Rose, the owner of The Sacred Squirrel, about displaying my work there.  While I was showing her my fish paintings, she suggested that I do the same but with squirrels.  I thought this was a great idea so I decided to painted the first two "Nut Hugger" and "Kent".  They are currently available at The Sacred Squirrel in Kent, Ohio.  I loved how the first two turned out and decided to paint "Nut Hugger II" in a neutral color palette.  It currently resides in my home because I'm not sure that I'm ready to part with it.