Why I Paint

THE BEAUTY OF A PAINTING

   is its ability to transport to
     another time, another place.

Whether focusing on a subject or painting from imagination, it often feels like I visit another world with my brushes.

When the paint dries, my wish is for the finished painting to be the start of another’s journey.  My hope is for the viewer to be transported to a special place due to an evoked memory or feeling.  Maybe it is familiar or perhaps something intangible and unknown, yet very real.  Ultimately, it is the painting itself that interacts with both of us.  For this reason, most of my paintings hover between realism and the abstract.  A bit like those fleeting images that slide away while awakening from a dream.

My paintings are watercolor, although occasionally a touch of ink or other mixed media is also used to achieve a certain effect.

High quality giclee prints of my original paintings are available through my Etsy shop:

Landscapes & Waterways

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The Captain’s Home away from Home

Spring Thaw

Winter Walk

Earth & Sky

The Passage

Holding On

Enchanted

Moon Rise

End of the Road

Golden Sunset

Canyon Cloud

Ahead

Brook

Another World

Stone Bridge

Waterfall

Lighthouse

Bridging Together

Just a Little Further

Rocky Shore

incoming

Those Were the Days

The Cabin

Rising

The Meeting Place

Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

Hiking the Falls

Snow Laden

Forest Jewels

Wave

Late Autumn Woods

Inlet

Cloud Concert

The Gate

Good Day for Swimming

The Walk

Sun or Rain

Sheep Flocks

Peaceful Valley

Sun Sparkle

Falling Brook

Woodland Morning

Fishing Village

View from the Coast

Alive

Waterfall

Rocky Cove

Rocky Shore

Flight

Trickling Falls

Light Dance

The View

Lights

Morning Light

Winter Village

Storm Tossed

Snowbound

Day Full of Promise

Quiet Life

Spring Thaw

Place of Dreams

Walls

Waiting for Her Ship to Come In

Going With the Flow

Pebbles

Water Play

Breezy

Sheltered

To What Lies Ahead

Rocky Falls

Finding the Way

Big Sky

The Coming Rain

Hills of Gold

Ruins

Light Play

Caving

Splash

Web to Capture Light

Fluffy & Wooly

I’ve raised sheep for many years, so they wander into many of my paintings.

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The Way

The Twins

Good Shepherdess

The Path

Sheep #4

Sheep #1

Sheep #2

Sheep #3

Path to the Unknown

Green Pastures

Spring Lambs

Summer Grazing

Vineyard Workers

Peaceful Grazing

Vineyard Sunrise

Little Lamb

White on White

Wool Coats Needed

Devotion

(private collection – no prints for sale)

(private collection – no prints for sale)

Floral & Vines

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Spring Rain

Flowers that Last

Web

(Please contact me through Etsy if you want a print)

(Please contact me through Etsy if you want a print)

Floral Spray

Jewels of the Vineyard

Garden Bloom

Grapes & Vines