Thursday, May 9, 2019

Saddle Up! and the 2019 Music Country Grand Prix

This year's painting for the Music country Grand Prix is a 20 x 24 oil on linen painting titled "Kirk Webby and Brando du Rouet".  Proceeds from this event go to the Saddle Up! therapeutic riding program in Franklin, TN.  It's a great day full of upper level competition from riders and horses from around the country.  For more info just go to

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Another year at The Lipscomb Art Event in the books! 2019

Shown here is one of my new pieces shown at the Lipscomb Art Event in Nashville, TN a few weeks ago. "Harris Hawk" oil on canvas, 9 x 12.   A wonderful weekend meeting new friends and reconnecting with old friends at the wonderful McAdam center on the Lipscomb Academy campus.
See you all next year !

Monday, August 20, 2018

Ohio Valley Art League's 2018 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit

I'm very happy to get the news from the Ohio Valley Art League that my work titled "Winter Woods Elk" was accepted into this year's 2018 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit.  This national juried art show is held every two years at the Preston Arts Center in Henderson, Kentucky.  The opening reception and awards presentation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Saturday October 20th 2018 in the Stagg Room at the Preston Arts Center. ( This painting is an 8 x 10 oil on linen RayMar board.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Some Andalusian Happiness

A few years ago my husband and I took a wonderful trip to Spain.  We visited the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.  What a beautiful day and a location steeped in history.  Having the chance to snap many reference shots of the training going on that day, I've been anxious to paint my impressions of the day.  This painting is titled "Andalusian Driving School".  It's a 16 x 20 oil on canvas and is currently available.  What an inspiring trip and this is only the first of many more paintings to come as a result!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Music City Grand Prix 2018

I am always honored to help support the Saddle UP! organization these past 5 years by providing the original oil painting of the winner of their $50,000 Music Country Grand Prix each spring. This year we have "Louise Graves and Zavira" spotlighted.  I appreciate that they embrace a piece of art for their advertising for this fundraising event.  The art is used for the advertising posters and invitations.  The painting is then auctioned to raise funds.  Here is a link to the website where you can have your questions answered about what, where, and when for this year's Music Country Grand Prix and to learn more about Saddle UP! therapeutic riding Programs.  I'm looking forward to seeing who I'll get to paint for next year!

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.