May 22, 2017

Color love

I love color! 
I am so inspired by intense, beautiful pigments and paints. 
I wanted to share some of my recent colorful photography from the studio. (I am definitely not a professional photographer, and these were all shot on my phone... just a little disclaimer)

(to see even more, follow me on Instagram!)

Obviously my white balance is not perfect, but these colors and images just make me so happy. I hope they bring a little sunshine to your day, too. 

I also just started a colorful art supply series on instagram. #mychromaticstudio

May 19, 2017

Flowers flowers everywhere

I love flowers almost as much as I love painting them. 

With my birthday and anniversary happening within weeks of one another, there was a whole garden* (*almost) in my studio this Spring. My husband also did a crazy good job at matching his bouquets to my paintings, though he claims it's a total coincidence... 

 pincushion protea!

 the twins - with "A Bouquet for Kaitlin"

 "Design & Creation" in our entryway. I love this piece so much that 
I can't bring myself to list it for sale

pretty tulips (from my parents)

tulips with "Memories of Carolina"

love the colors!

who wore it better? with "Flowers for the Commonwealth" (sold) 
I mean, for real though, it mimics both paintings!


May 16, 2017

2017 Minted Holiday Card Contest

Hey, y'all! 

I decided to enter the Minted Holiday Photo card design contest again this year! This is my second year to enter. I know most people send photo cards at Christmas nowadays, and this is the easiest way for my designs to appear with photos. I created 12 designs; each design was hand-painted, so they are unique but still very much in my style.

So if you'd like to see these as options for sale on Minted this holiday season, I need your votes! Sign in to Minted to rate each entry (1 through 5, with 5 being the highest). Feel free to "heart" it, too - it's not part of the vote but it ups the hype! ;)  You only need to vote on each entry once.

(direct links to each design below) 


Voting closes Tuesday, May 30.

Don't have a Minted account? You can sign up here

May 15, 2017


I had a pretty busy early Spring with several shows and some travel. Things are finally winding down a bit and I can focus on studio work! 

 Some shots recently from around the studio (and by recently, I mean over the past few months!):

 Starting new interiors

Colorful studio corner


small interiors (now in the shop!)

finishing up on the easel

evening light

crowded studio

May 04, 2017

Del Ray Spring Art Market

This Saturday, May 6 I will have a booth at the

It is in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria at Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue (at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue).

This is my last market of the season, and is a great time to shop for Mother's Day! 
(which is May 14, btw)

 You can find more info on the event here.

Hope to see you there!