Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Falling Leaves on Aldersgate Hill"

Here is  yet another of my Fall paintings this year.  I never get tired of exploring the different light and atmospheric conditions of a location.  I have painted similar views of this area on other occasions.   In this one I was particularly interested in the contrasts of lights and darks ( and the designs they create) as well as the warms and cools.

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Artum Garden Reflections (at Arbor Acres)"

                                          late fall setting sun
                                          passing by a quiet pond
                                          peaceful hillside walk

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"


Friday, December 5, 2014

"Trillium for Ellen"

                                          scent of earth's rich soil
                                          folklore stories come to mind
                                          lilies of the woods

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          14" X 11"


Friday, November 21, 2014

"City View in Fall"

                                          drive down curving street
                                          bold warm colors all around
                                          framing city view

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"


Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Lakeside Reflections"

                                          swaying in the wind
                                          music of each rustling leaf
                                          dancing on the lake

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" X 8"


Friday, August 8, 2014


                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          8" x 8"

Saturday, May 3, 2014


 The colors of spring seem overwhelmingly bright and beautiful to me this year.  Maybe because of an unusually  gray, cold and long winter.  I just could not resist capturing my excitement of this season!

                                          let's sit here awhile
                                          blossoms, buds and leafing trees
                                          this new 'spring has sprung'

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          48" X 36"

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Gardening" Mandala

                                          nucleus seeds sprout
                                          first budding bringing forth life
                                          labor's verdant joys

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          2 7/8" diameter

Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Journey" Mandala

                                          flowing with the stream
                                          allowing the tide of life
                                          to carry us home

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          2 7/8" diameter

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"High Spirits" Mandala

                                          radiating joy
                                          with sparkling effervescence
                                          great to be alive

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          2 7/8" diameter

Friday, March 21, 2014

"Origin" Mandala

                                          quieting the soul
                                          knowing our source energy
                                          powerful oneness

                                          acrylic on canvas
                                          2 7/8" diameter

Friday, March 14, 2014


                                                     acrylic on canvas
                                                     30" X 40"

Friday, February 21, 2014

"Ecstasy" Mandala

wild exaltation
bliss delightfully calling
lifting me higher

acrylic on canvas
2 7/8" diameter

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


This Friday evening is the 7th annual show to benefit "Aids Care Service" at Hampton House Gallery here in Winston-Salem.
Here are my two entries for the event:

"Clarity" Mandala

rest into the light
floating with your gentle tide
clarity of thought

acrylic on canvas
2 7/8" diameter

"Joy" Mandala

wisdom, knowledge, wealth
understanding self and soul
living joyfully

acrylic on canvas
2 7/8" diameter

Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Strength" Mandala

knowing source within
with well rooted confidence
achieving success

acrylic on canvas
2 7/8" diameter

Friday, January 24, 2014

Two More Drawings in Mandala "Evolution"

Both of these were drawn in my sketch book with "Precise" pen.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


In my life there are many passages going on at the same time.  (Probably that's the same for all of us.)  I may be rendering a site specific commissioned abstract painting, a house portrait, or a landscape/garden painting for clients,  while in other blocks of time I'll sketch what is in front of me at the moment or care for a loved one or play with grandchildren or friends.  There is also the inner artist (I take great liberties using "artist") striving to make unique statements, testaments, profound illustrations conveying enlightenment, history, beauty, injustices, and/or every other idea know to humankind.

Here's what I have been doing the past few months as my musings have lead me into new areas of exploring line, form, color and contemplative spiritual content.  I am happily enjoying this new phase.

The drawings in sequence:

                                            "Beginning Trees"

                                                     "High Noon"



                                                      "First Mandalas"

                                          "Crown Mandala"

                                                   "Mandala on Coffee Filter"