Monday, October 17, 2011


Meet Kowaliga, our  Lake Martin Indian of lore.  I won first place in the 2011 annual art competition for Lake Martin Living magazine. I am honored to have my painting on the cover of their October issue.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


These goldfish bookends or door stoppers are among the many creations that will be auctioned at the Tornado Trash 2 Treasure Art Gala and Celebration Concert, a fundraiser for victims of the deadly torandos last spring in the Dadeville/Lake Martin area.  The event will be held on Thursday Oct. 13 from 6:00-9:00 at the Event Center Downtown in Opelika. It is sponsored by the Chizik Family You Turn Foundation.  Please join in for this fun evening, visit www.allinforyouturn,com/trash2treasure for tickets.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Island

This island is near the Kowaliga bridge at Childrens Harbor on Lake Martin.  It barely escaped the devastating path of the tornados last April.  After tireless efforts on the part of agencies and volunteers, the debris removal on nearby land is nearing completion.  While landscaping efforts are underway, the property will not return to its previous lush forest canopy for many many years.  The campground will always be a special place for terminally ill children and families, church goers, concerts lovers, brides and grooms.

I am returning home today from the Sarah Carlisle Towery Art Colony at Childrens Harbor.  It is a very special week where artists from across the Southeast gather and learn each year. We are well taken care of, so that our sole focus is painting (and socializing)... no interruptions from the things that  consume our time and energy in real life! Colley Whisson was our instructor.  He's a wonderful Australian artist, full of energy and talent!