Thursday, December 17, 2009

Black Bear Tracks

The bear walked between my house and my studio. How cool is that!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Earth, Air, Water and Fire

Here is a print that is on my Etsy and Artfire webshops!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Zebra Baby

Just finished another painting. I just realized I forgot to sign it. I think I'll go do that now.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Here's a portrait I just finished of my Phoebe. Super sweet cat!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunset Across the Indian Ocean

We were high on top of a mountian in South Africa about 60 miles inland and we could still see the Indian Ocean. It was an awesome sight.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I could hardly believe I got this shot of one bird diving and one already splashing down.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pencil Portrait

Ruslan my nephew and his mom, Nika. I loved the photo so I just had to draw a portrait.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Drive by photo op!

I was literally driving by the pond that's just down the road from my house and I saw this owl. I, by a miracle, had my camera with me and I got these shots. I know they're not great but I was thrilled that I could get any photos at all of this magnificent bird.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Medicine Man

Here's my latest painting. Dick, (my husband) and I were hiking in Sedona with a medicine woman on some trails that don't get much traffic. It was one of the best hiking experieces I've ever had. The scenery was awe inspiring.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sisters Three

Here is my latest painting. It's still wet but I wanted to post it anyway. I noticed that the only doe paying any attention to me as I watched them was the one in the back. She tilled her head and cocked her ear towards me. I thought that was very interesting.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Heart of Fire

Just finished a new one!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nap Time

Here's a little piece I've donated to the local dressage chapters raffle that is being held on banquet night. I'm founding that acrylic paints and I have a very difficult relationship. I'm willing to try something different but I really prefer my messy oil paints!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Zingala Zebras

I just finished this painting from a photo I took while in South Africa. I was out in the blind near the water hole when a herd of zebra came in. I took about 3 rolls of film that day and got some awesome shots of many different animals. When the painting is dry I will put it on Etsy and Artfire.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just finished a Portrait!

I have finally finished and shipped this portrait. I love the way it turned out. Looking at it from across the room the horse really pops out then draws you in. Hope you all enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fawning Season

I was luck to get this picture of this pregnant doe. I've been trying for several weeks. I have a feeling she will be having twins this year. Enjoy her beauty!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Turkey in the Yard

Here are some beautiful turkey that visit my yard almost everyday. Of all the animals that come by my house, turkey are my favorite. The females make the sweetest little sound. Next time you get a chance to be around wild turkey see if you can hear them. You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Red Shouldered Hawk

I've lived here on the river for 4 years and this is the first time I caught on film a Red Shouldered Hawk catch a snake. Wow!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I love painting portraits but I never seem to have enough time to paint one of my own horse, until now. I just finished this one of by girl Blythe. Yes, this is the horse that's been with me for almost 20 years. She was a sweet 2 year old filly when I purchased her and is now an even sweeter senior. When I was first training her under saddle she didn't do any of the baby things. She just acted as if she had always done it. This was great for me because she was my first attempt at starting a young horse. We trained to prix st. george and started piaffe but we lost interest in showing so stayed home and had fun just being us. As you can tell this horse has definitly captured my heart and I've been lucky enough to still have her with me.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here is one of my own. This is a portrait of Amelia. It is done in oil paint on an 8"x10" canvas. Amelia is the sweetest kitty to my husband and me. But when company comes over she looks all welcoming and if anyone tries to pet her she'll first warn them with the "mad kitty meow", after that.... I just tell guests "don't pet the tiger cat". Maybe she's crabby because she's now 15 years old with some arthritis, (I just found out that in human years she's 76, yikes!). Anyway, I hope you enjoy seing the portraits I've painted!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Here is Bandit, this is another favorite portrait of mine. When I first met Bandit the owner told me not to look her in the eye. So, of course I didn't, but wondered what she would do about the one big eye that is the camera lense. As you can see she just stared right through it and posed perfectly.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This is a portrait of Fergison. I met him and his owner about 2 year ago. When she asked me to paint his portrait I felt very privileged. Fergison is one of those horses that is kind and willing, a gentle giant. He must have been sending me good vibes because this is one of those paintings that just flowed out of the canvas. Thanks Fergison!

Welcome! I have a passion for painting. In the coming days I will be sharing works that I have already done and adding new ones as I finish them. I'm just getting started so please bear with me.