Saturday, March 28, 2015


I dusted off my drawing skills this week to render baby Sam.  He is a cutie!   He will be framed with a linen mat and ornate gold frame to share a wall with previous drawings of his brother and sister.  I really enjoyed drawing again.  It is where most artists begin their learning journey and where we all need to return often to brush up on our skills.

Friday, March 13, 2015


I fell in love with this dog when I saw his photo.  Bo looks so happy and carefree that I named the painting "Happy".

This painting is available for purchase at the Energen Show at their corporate office downtown in Birmingham through March 21.  I hope you will make time to visit this wonderful collection of artwork featuring Alabama artists.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cahaba Lilies

I am happy that this is one of two paintings accepted for the Energen Show which will run from March 9 through 20 at their headquarters downtown in Birmingham.  It is indeed an honor to participate along with many talented Alabama artists they have chosen this year.

The Cahaba Lilies are unique in this area on the Cahaba River in Alabama.  They bloom once a year in late May and early June in this beautiful habitat near Birmingham.  They require swift current and direct sunlight to flourish. Each flower blooms for one day.

 Perhaps the best way to view them is by going down river in a canoe. One of the best populations is found in the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge.   They even have their own festival on the last Saturday in May in West Blockton.