Friday, February 15, 2019


Blue Ridge Parkway Series #470   24 x 36  oil    SOLD

The sensory wonder of a sunset or sunrise  over the ocean or in the mountains is a great moment of  thankfulness for and anticipation of another day on this earth.  Natural beauty testifies to the Nature of God.  It shows "the Way";  it draws one into the Divine Presence of Light and Life.  The Constancy, the Faithfulness. and the Glory of God are manifested as the "Son" is magnified to His Creation,  if only we would stop long enough to sense the wonder of the moment.  This painting was sold before it was finished.  Thank you Karen for your appreciation of my work.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Red in the Landscape

 Parkway Series #468  Late Afternoon at Mabrys Mill  12 x 16  oil   $250.

Parkway Series #469  On Golden Pond  12 x 16  oil   $250.

 Before I paint, I gesso my canvas with bright red gesso in order to get a contrast to the green of most landscapes.  Light coming through Red Leaves and Red Reflections on Abbott Lake spark the creative instinct.  I have to tone down many paintings because of my love of red.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Coming in the Clouds

                                             Parkway Series #466     12 x 16  oil    $195.


   Have you noticed the spectacular sunsets and cloud formations lately?  It seems like the sky is telling of the Glory of God these days.  These paintings were inspired by photos taken by friends of the beauty they witnessed.  Please send me your photos and I will paint them and add them to my new series.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Artisan Day at Explore Park

                                         16 x 20   Roanoke Mountain Overlook      $350.

Tomorrow Saturday Nov 3rd. Explore Park is hosting an Artisan Day for all of their craftsmen and artists to show off our skills.  Come by and watch me paint.  I will be inside the visitor center but many others will be set up outside.  Probably last day to enjoy the Fall leaves and experience the Music, Food and Lots of Fun for the family. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Art and Music in the Mountains - Saturday Sept 29 12-6 p.m.

                        The Big Picture of Life   12 x 16   giclee print of original oil    $250.

From  high up on the  mountains, it is easier to get perspective on life.  The onslought of details that consume my mind and heart every day seems to fade into the valley below.  The heavens are closer and the Breath of Life blows my hair and tingles my face as I see the colors of fall descending in each leaf.  Worries and the stress of the day melt into the warm Sonshine and the smell of wet leaves brings back memories of earlier days playing in the woods.  What an incredible resource we have in our back yards....... The Blue Ridge against an orange blanket of foliage......Peace!!

Tomorrow is the Art and Music Festival at the Peaks of Otter.... Saturday Sept 29th 12-6.  Come by and visit me and Susan Oller and other artists and musicians as we celebrate the inauguration of Fall !

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Painting on the Parkway

Today, Saturday August 11, 2018 is Family Fun Day at Explore Park.  Please come by and visit with me and see artisans explain their skills. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Explore Park opening soon!

Parkway Series #410  12 x 16    $195.
Explore Park will have the largest selection of my Blue Ridge Parkway paintings of any venue to date.  Opening Sunday April 15th for a family fun day, the park is located near mile post 115 on the Parkway.  Plein air events will be held on June 9th and August 11th.  Put these dates on your calendar and please come by and visit!  Go to for more info.