Au Coeur Academy

“My passion for painting is rooted in my garden” is a quote from Kathy Anderson, http://www.kathyandersonstudio.com/index.php avid gardener and accomplished artist. It was a privilege to paint with Kathy (and others) at Middleton Place in Charleston this spring at the first annual Au Coeur Academy, https://www.facebook.com/AuCoeurAcademy. Her generosity while teaching was exceeded only by her […]

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Art and Life

I cherish each chance to get out and see the beauty tucked away in every corner of this world. One of the side benefits of being able to get out and about is to meet people who share that love of God’s creation. Erin Dertner is such a person. I noticed Erin’s work in a […]

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Inspiring Year

My goal in art each year is to grow professionally as an artist in order to produce work that in some small way acknowledges His world and His creations, both people and places.  The highlight of 2012 was being able to witness first hand the artistic demonstration of this by Richard Schmid (http://www.richardschmid.com/) and Daniel […]

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Poppy Search

The expression on my face reflects how elated we were to happen upon a field of poppies after a day of touring Tuscany and seeing only a single bloom or two along the way.  It didn’t take long to immerse myself into the beauty, reluctantly leaving with beautiful photos to reference for my paintings and […]

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Still Life Workshop

Being able to spend the week at Skyuka Fine Art Gallery under the watchful eye and talented hand of Richard Christian Nelson resulted in a renewed love of creating and painting still life subjects.   It will be a treat to paint with Rich in the future.

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Seaside Stories

While in Sausalito,  California  recently, I was captivated by the many different poses of the people seated on the benches by the bay.  Each pose, along with the individual(s) themselves, unquestionably represented a unique story.  I made a small study of several of these Seaside Stories (each on a 3″ x 3″ canvas) with the […]

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Lessons in Landscape Painting

June – August, 2009  – After waiting far too long since taking the last class, I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to scratch the surface of landscape painting by taking classes under Michael Story from my home town of Lexington.  One of his paintings has hung over the fireplace in my architectural office for years […]

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Kingsport Tennessee Painting

August, 2008 — Suzanne and I drove through the mountains of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee to get to Kingsport, Tennessee where I would be setting out on a three day stint of plein aire painting with Karan Hagan.

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