Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No Umbrella
oil on canvas

The words on this painting are from a page I found of my daughters.
They talk about a wet coat outside and something about her mom.
Found Light
oil on canvas

I just finished this painting. It is one of my favorites right now.
There are paintings that come together and others that fight.
This piece came together with such grace, it is such a gift as an artist when this happens.

look at this painting large to really enjoy it

Monday, December 8, 2008

I have been working on a new website for my artwork.
It is now up and running and I like that I can upload my own images
Check it out


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sweet Song 48x48

I am going to deliver this painting to a good friend of mine.
She commissioned this piece about her family.
The hands are her daughters as well as some of the drawings.
I love that she drew blue birds, I didn't give her any instruction on what to draw.
Her son is two and he did a self portrait on the right.
He also has a small footprint from when he was born.
My friend loves music, this piece is about motherhood and home.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I went to Paris for two weeks with my husband.
This is not the typical tourist picture, it is for me though.
I love crumbly walls and texture and color.
I came home with so much inspiration!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Day 48x48

Current view 48x48

All I hear on the news is gas prices and the economy, this is my way of dealing with all the negative news. I know what is happening out there, but I choose to let it stay out of my head.
So this lady wears a newspaper on her head.
I want to see all the many beautiful things in the world.

Watching the waves, 48x48

I love this vintage swimming suite!
The red flowers on the side were inspired by my neighbor friend, she is 5.
Children's drawings are the best they have such a fresh quality.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dancing gracefully in her white paper dress
oil on linen
This painting is in the Springville Museum of Art

Saturday, February 23, 2008

"then and now" 48x48 oil, mixed media on linen
This painting is in the St George Parade of Homes.
The home is beautiful, built by JD Thompson.
Elegantly designed by Chris Evans, it was a pleasure to collaborate with
such talented and creative artisan's.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Last week I gave an art talk at Southern Utah University.
I talked about where my artwork began and where it is going.
While preparing for this talk I had the chance to look back at
myself and my work.
This is a self portraite I did in Canada in 1998.
I did this painting as I was struggling to find who I was as an artist.
Was I going to be an figuritive painter or would I alow myself to look
at the possibility of abstraction.
What a turning point that was for me, to look outside of what I knew and was comfortable with and explore.
What a great way to start 2008 by remembering where I started.