Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The mouse ran up the clock

I love when people share where they've hung my paintings.  This one of a kind clock turned art has the perfect home above the front door.  Has THE cutest mouse on it named Hick Dickory.   It hangs in one of my dearest collectors homes in the Phoenix area. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


This lovely woman giggled hysterically when she walked in my booth and walked straight over to this painting.  When I saw the resemblance we knew we needed to capture this on film.  It's called "Future So Bright" and it ended up as a Christmas present from a husband to a wife in Bend, Oregon. It was painted on a cabinet door with corrugated tin as the frame.  My inspiration was spurred by the presidential election.  I wanted to create a future so bright for our country regardless of who won!!!   So fun : )

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Studio on the fly in Bozeman, MT

I love painting from my studio on the fly!!  It's so exhilarating to be outside in the elements painting and hearing the birds and wind.  Sometimes storms come in and it's pretty challenging . . . Mother Nature speaks to me all the time.  This wild black beauty was painted in Bozeman, MT this past July with a view of the mountains in distance.  You can find it on my website "Passion is Powerful Medicine". 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Connecting with Nature

Tory and I recently had the opportunity to go to Wilson Lake outside of Prescott, AZ and get a little paddle boarding excitement.  It was such a beautiful lake to explore with our BFFs from Sedona, Wendy and Larry.  I LOVE ARIZONA.  Such a soul nourishing trip.  I always feel rejuvenated after being in nature, aaaaahhhhhhh.  Thank you planet earth for your amazing technicolor wonders. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Studio at home

I love my studio!  It brings me great joy to face a huge bay window facing north.  I've watched the children in my neighborhood walk to and from school for over 7 years.  Watched them grow up.  I love the tomato soup red color in my studio.  So energizing and passionate.  I love the people who come and help make things and inspire me.  Lots and lots of love.  I am grateful for this space, for this adventure, for this painting!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

kitchen rabbit perfecto!!

Tom from Colorado was kind enough to share where his NEW painting hung in his home.  I really love how it sets the kitchen off and makes it come alive.  It looks like it was made to go there!!  Thanks Tom!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Being in the Flow

Some artists see the finished piece before they even begin.  Every color, texture, piece of the puzzle is mapped and ready for them to complete before they even begin.  They have done sketches and color choices and really decided how it's going to go so there is just the actual doing to complete.  Not me.  I enjoy starting with whatever piece I get inspiration from first.  It could be their eyes or starting with the darkest color or whatever I feel most definite on.  Then the rest kind of unfolds as it may taking turns left and right whenever the mood strikes.  It flows, I flow with it.