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Art Painting Series: Abstract Flower Blue

Flowers rock.  Quite simply, they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, thrive in most any climate, and are in a constant state of transition.  They can be appreciated en masse as well as up close--with macro photography or even X-rayed.  How could I ever get bored?  My most recent art…(continue reading)

Art Painting In Progress: Zoo Art For Nursery

Much of my time recently has been spent working on this charming painting series of zoo animals for a client's nursery.  When completed, it will be a triptych (three paintings), two measuring 10" x 10" and the other measuring 10" x 20".   The first painting of the set is a baby hippo. ...(continue reading)

Feeling Mellow? Purple Art Photography For A Rainy Day

Rainy days--especially during the warmer days of spring and summer--tend to fill me with a sense of mellowness and nostalgia.  Muted purples and greys further reflect this tranquil mood, and I find myself drawn to that dreamy world where the only sound is the drip, drip of raindrops rolling off...(continue reading)

New Work: Abstract Art Mixed Media Painting La Bonne Vie

I have had this canvas painting in varying stages of progress in my studio for probably over 2 years.  For whatever reason, I reached a point when I simply was not inspired to proceed.  And let me tell you, that painting looked nothing like La Bonne Vie, its final outcome.  In fact, the...(continue reading)

Art Photography Print and Canvas Print Pricing

 It may seem that art photography prints and fine art prints listed on my website are different prices than what you see in my Etsy shop.  Why is that?  Two reasons: The photograph or art print may be listed in different sizesPhotography and art print pricing on my website includes...(continue reading)

Art Photography: How To Use One Image To Make Different Prints

How many hours are in a day?  Easy.  Not enough.  We all spend our days trying to be efficient, trying to get the most things done in the least amount of time.  As an artist, I know how long it can take to develop a painting to its completion or to take that perfect picture. ...(continue reading)

Home Decor Art: The Versatility of Diptych Paintings

If you are anything like me, you are constantly on the lookout for ways to update your surroundings that not only reflects your personal sense of self and style, but also lends itself to a certain "whimsical versatility." When it comes to home decor, multi-panel art such as diptych paintings (two...(continue reading)

Wildlife Management: Why Short-Sightedness Is Simply Irresponsible

Let me start by saying today's post has nothing to do with art. Before becoming a professional artist, my career was in wildlife management, so after seeing this article, "US Army Corps of Engineers announces it will move forward with plan to slaughter 11,000 cormorants", I was ticked off. ...(continue reading)

Mounting Photographs on Claybord: An Alternative To Canvas Prints

 About a year ago a client wanted to purchase some of my seashell photography as canvas prints.  As the cost pushed the limits of her budget, I suggested a less expensive alternative that would fit with her modern decor design--mounting the photographs on artist's claybord.  This is a...(continue reading)

Modern Floral Art: The Abstract Flower

Here in the Midwest, spring has sprung...and with it my artistic obsession for everything floral.  I am hard-pressed to remain in a blah mood when around flowers.  It is simply not possible.   As I await the magnolias, daffodils, dogwoods and hyacinths to shake off the last bits of...(continue reading)