Saturday, November 12, 2011

New and Exciting

I am working on something new and exciting......

Here's a sneak peek.  

That's all your getting!  You can see the work in progress though at my studio during Vista Lights.

Vista Studios, 808 Lady, Columbia, SC

Saturday, October 29, 2011

And In the End

"And In the End," oil, 24x36
This painting was inspired by beautiful Lake Murray.
We were on the dam and this dramatic sunset filled us with delight.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

In the End

"In the End," oil, 8x10

Summer has now ended.  Crisp air energizes and my paint brushes have been flying.  Look for new work posted soon.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Everything is just about back in order.  Unpacked, cleaned, rested, and played in the studio.  As I was going through the Piccolo Spoleto photos, this one stood out from the rest.  My husband, Robert, and I celebrate our wedding anniversary out in Marion Square each year.  Here he is holding my flowers, while I try to find something to put them in.  Priceless.  He's the best!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

2011 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition was great.
Good booth neighbors, weather, and sales!  
Thanks to all who came out and for those who couldn't...see you 
next year.  
A great time was had by all.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Get'em while they are hot!

HOT in Marion Square, Charleston SC for Piccolo Spoleto!

Here's one of my paintings I will have there until June 11

(click image to enlarge)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Piccolo Spoleto Only a Week Away!

Vertical Stream
oil, 12x24

See you Charleston, SC - Marion Square - Corner of King and Calhoun
May 27-June 11 - 9:30am - 5:00pm - Every Day

Monday, May 16, 2011

Eleven More Days to Wait -

I am so ready to be in Marion Square with all my buddies.  Here's another I am bringing.

"Fly Away Home," oil, 20x20

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Countdown Begins

Thirteen Days until Piccolo Spoleto's Outdoor Art Exhibit!  It is gonna be a good year!

I am space #51 - just one space over from last year.  

Here's a painting from this week.  I have got two or three more to finish.

"Verdant Stream," oil, 8x10
click image to enlarge

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Artista Vista Returns

See Kirkland Smith discuss Artista Vista with the Fox team HERE.

Artista Vista Returns: "This Midland's largest art gallery crawl is back for its 20th year."

The painting in the background is mine.  Here's a closer look.

"Late Night Songs," oil, 20x20
(click image to enlarge)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fresh work from Michel McNinch

I went to a friend's house to see if she was home.  She wasn't, but this was there waiting on me.  Ahh.  Divine beauty is everywhere.

"Ballentine Retreat," oil, 11x14, click to enlarge

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Students are having a Show! SOON!

Corley Mill Artists' Group
1036 Corley Mill Road 
Lexington, SC 29072 

Please join us for our
Annual Exhibition at 
Vista Studios/Gallery 80808.
808 Lady Street
Columbia, SC
May 13  4-8pm 
Gallery Hours: 
May 14 11am-6pm 
May 15 11am-1pm

I have been teaching oil painting at Donna Rozier's beautiful studio for seven years now.  Time flies when you are having fun.  If you are interested in taking classes with us, please call 356-2986.  Currently, we have two spots available.

Visit our website at:

Saturday, April 9, 2011


LUCKY ME!  LIFE IS GOOD!  I was awarded a South Carolina State Park Residency at Cheraw State Park.  In exchange, one of my paintings will be donated to the park.  Cheraw State Park is South Carolina's oldest park and largest park.  It is also home to the endangered cockcaded woodpecker.  Here are some pictures from the great trip.

Life is Good!

The Great Pee Dee River

Wisteria was everywhere.

Campbell Lake

Campbell Lake

This was my cabin for the week.

Juniper Creek

A beautiful landscape everywhere you look.

The pine forests were everywhere.

Dawn on Campbell Lake

Campbell Lake was awesome.

Fox Squirrels are everywhere.

Heaven on Earth.  (click to enlarge)

The sun also sets.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


"Nestled," oil, 8x10
(click image to enlarge)

This painting is dedicated to my friend Ellen Fishburne Triplett, who always encourages me to make each painting special.  We have a comfortable friendship that is nestled with love and encouragement.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Challenges are posted weekly here.  Take a look at my entries for this week.

Both are 5x7 oils.
Please click image to enlarge.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Another Great Happening

Matt Matthews is the author of Mercy Creek, winner of the 2010 South Carolina First Novel Prize. The book will be released in hardcover in May 2011 from Hub City Press.  
I am honored that my work was chosen for the cover art.
Matthews will attend the SC Book Festival at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on May 14 and 15, 2011. All events are free and open to the public.  Order your copy HERE.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Enchanted Evening

"Another Enchanted Evening," oil, 24x36
(Click image to enlarge)

I am getting paint everywhere trying to get ready for upcoming shows.  Here's my latest finished painting.  Inventory is mounting.  Will post more shortly.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Exciting New Venue

So proud to tell you that one of my paintings is now in Governor Nikki Haley's office!

It was an honor, and we enjoyed looking around the State House.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feeling Peachy

The weather has everyone feeling good around here.  Even the cats are enjoying naps on the deck in the sun.  Looking forward to the Summer harvest.

"Feeling Peachy," oil, 5x7

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Got Cocktail Sauce?

Getting Ready for the BIG SHOW!

SAVE THE DATE to Come See My Newest Works!

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Marion Square, Charleston, SC
Corner of King and Calhoun 
     May 27 - June 11 /  9:30am - 5:00pm