I had the privilege of taking a workshop from Nancy Seamons Crookston earlier this month and let me just start by saying that Nancy is the sweetest, kindest and most humble artist I have every painted with! I’m not saying that … Continue reading →
I had such a fun time last weekend at the 5th Annual Goodlettsville Arts and Antiques Festival! The Artists on Main had a very successful day – we sold 24 paintings – several of which were mine! Woo hoo! We enjoyed … Continue reading →
Last week I had the privilege of taking a two-day workshop from Australian artist Colley Whisson. The workshop took place at Leiper’s Creek Gallery in historic Leiper’s Fork, TN, a charming little town full of art galleries, restaurants and shops. … Continue reading →
I truly appreciate when a painting has a good story to go along with it. It adds so much depth and meaning to what I do as an artist. This piece was painted as a commission for a repeat client. She requested that I paint it twice (Yep, two times! I never back down from a good challenge) — one for her, and one for her grandfather as a birthday gift. The cabin in this painting was built by him, so it’s a very special place to her and her family. She and her husband also spent their honeymoon and first wedding anniversary here. So sweet! About a month after the client’s grandfather received his painting, I received this e-mail:
“I just wanted you to know that my grandfather passed away this past weekend. He told my grandmother how incredibly happy he was that he got to see his cabin one more time. I cannot express my family’s gratitude to you and your work.”
That e-mail gave me chills, and still does. Just to know I was a part of something like that is so incredibly touching and nearly brings tears to my eyes. I strive to bring this type of meaning to every painting I create, especially commission pieces, and reread that e-mail often to reaffirm my dedication.