Monday, February 26, 2018

Another Fun Weekend at the Art Event at Lipscomb 2018

The Art Event at Lipscomb was held in their brand new facility on campus and the artists and patrons enjoyed a wonderful light filled roomy venue for the 2018 fundraiser.
Thank you Lipscomb volunteers for your professional and friendly treatment of your artists and all the hard work that goes into a weekend such as this.  Here is just one of the 9 paintings that found new homes at the show this year.  "Swanlake" 9 x 12 oil on canvas.  SOLD. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gloria's Boaz

It was more than a pleasure to work with Gloria and John Cooper to do a portrait of one of their Norwegian Fjord horses.  This was a small 6 x 8 sized canvas, however the presence of their personality plus "Boaz" filled the space!  It was fun to have the chance to paint a Fjord as I have not had that opportunity in the past.  Their horses seem to have that wonderful Fjord lovable personality for which they are so well known.  What fun that day was to see their farm that has been in the family for over 100 years. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Music Country Grand Prix 2017

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3rd for the 29th Annual Music Country Grand Prix  at the beautiful Brownland Farm in Franklin, TN

 This is a premier equestrian show jumping event benefitting “Saddle Up!” Therapeutic Riding Programs.

 Seen here is my oil painting of last year’s winner, “David Jennings and Donegue”  (inspired by a photo reference by Lili Weik.)

Want to attend ?  For more information call 615-794-1150 or go to

Friday, January 27, 2017

One week until 2017 Lipscomb Academy Art Event!

Happy to be included again in the Lipscomb Academy Art Event here in Nashville.  It will be held over the weekend of Feb 3 – 5 at Lipscomb Academy on at 3901 Granny White Pike.  Here is the link for more information:

Shown above is fresh off the easel and headed to the Art Event.  Titled “A Familiar Path” and is a 16 x 20 oil on canvas.  Many thanks to the Fox family that occasionally takes up residence in my own backyard…great inspiration!  

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Mary Lynne Walker and Coach

This painting was a surprise for Mary Lynne Walker from her husband Brian Johnson (who by the way, just celebrated their one year anniversary!) 

Mary Lynne and Brian are avid foxhunters.  Brian really thought ahead on this one.  He worked with me to get the right painting that he had in his imagination onto the canvas.  Here is Mary Lynne and her now retired horse , Coach.  She is wearing her colors earned as a staff member of Beechgrove Hunt here in Tennessee.  Many wishes for happy hunting for them both in the years to come!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Divine Fortune, Loving His Job"

It's been a year since the Steeplechasing world lost one of their stars.  Following Divine Fortune and his many victories and watching the heart and soul of a champion here at the Iroquois Race Day was a privilege over these past years.  I'm so glad I got to follow his story even though from afar.  I had a chance to see how much this horse was LOVED by Keri Brion Wolfsont and all of his connections.  I only had a chance to experience Fortune from behind the lens of my camera, but he was an inspiration. When I had some time to choose a painting that I wanted to do and was not commissioned to do....I knew it had to be Divine Fortune.  So here he is, inspired by that rainy day here in Nashville with Darren Nagle riding....ears up and ready to run.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Music Country Grand Prix for SADDLE UP!

Here is my oil on linen painting of Colleen Acosta and Diamond.  They were last year's winners of the Music Country Grand Prix at Brownland Farm in Franklin, TN.  This Saturday will be the 2016 Music Country Grand Prix again...a wonderful event to support SADDLE UP! Nashville's premier therapeutic Riding program located in Franklin, TN.  It may be a little rainy this weekend, but that never stops horse lovers, we all know that!  Find your rain boots and come on out and support this worthy cause!