Army Dock

Army Dock

How easy is it to look and not see? The story of this painting is rooted in my early years of growing up in Sedalia, Missouri. Part of my greatest memories as a child was spent visiting the Lake of the Ozarks, in south central Missouri. My family and I would travel...
The Backstreet Of Portofino

The Backstreet Of Portofino

      In The Beginning  In ancient times before the internet, cell phones, and Amazon, my husband and I took our first trip out of the U.S.A.  How did that happen? My little secret was: I filled out all the information postcards from various travel magazines...
Serene Zambezi

Serene Zambezi

On one of our many trips to Africa, we decided to see some different countries. We had never stayed on the Zambezi River in Zambia, so we decided to do two camps there. The first camp was Tongabezi Camp, which is only 15km from Victoria Falls. From that camp, we...
Ants In The Pants

Ants In The Pants

I am always on the hunt for new ideas for paintings. The easiest way for me to keep them in mind is by photographing them. On this particular day, I was on a day trip in New Zealand to a private garden. Besides being very unusual in old buildings and farm equipment,...
Iris Delicata

Iris Delicata

Faced with many, I was free to interpret what I saw. My usual approach in a new painting is to make a ‘trial run’ by painting a half sheet of watercolor, 22” high by 15” wide. Iris Delicata was painted on a smooth Arches hot-pressed paper, stretched and mounted on...

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