I’ve spent the last few weeks working on a new more intuitive style and a new show! My latest pieces are multi-layered expressions of the interconnectivity of all things. In the studio I work quickly between multiple canvases, building organic scenes in a vivid color palette. The paint that left when a painting is completeContinue reading “Spring Growth”
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My Latest Project
100 years ago there was a young man who listened to his mother and it changed the course of history and women’s lives everywhere. This name was Harry T. Burn. He was from McMinn County, Tennessee where I live. When I was asked to be the artist representing Mcminn County in the Tennessee County OrnamentContinue reading “My Latest Project”
These days the world is a crazy place! One thing that I am finding helpful in my personal life is to use meditation to calm my anxiety. It is also something that’s shows up in my paintings… Meditation is a way of using practices such as mindfulness and intentional deep breathing to calm the mind.Continue reading “Meditation”
Welcome to my studio!
On this rainy day I thought you might enjoy seeing “where all the magic happens”.. Thank you to you all for all the love support! Please be add you email to follow future blogs posts!
Crown shyness is a weird thing that trees do which I recently learned about and that lead to this painting.. Crown shyness is a phenomenon which has been observed in some tree species in which the crowns of fully grown trees don’t touch each other. This phenomenon is most prevalent among trees of the sameContinue reading “Crown Shyness”
Shine Your Light
Don’t give up! Keep in trying! Keep on shining! I don’t know if anyone else has had a tough week? Here it has been a bit crazy and I’ve barely been in the studio. I wanted to take a minute on this Friday to share this new piece with you and encourage you to keepContinue reading “Shine Your Light”
“There is a river whose streams make glad the City of God, the holy habitation of the most high. God is in the midst of her. She shall not be moved.” Psalm 46:4-5
“The path (to life) isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things that you thought you understood and see deeper and deeper truths.” -Unknown
“To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me.” Psalm 25:1&2 To me this beautiful little piece of sacred text simply means this: I lift up my genuine self, believing that IContinue reading “Libera me”