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!