Friday, August 9, 2019

Explore Park trail

I will be painting at Explore Park tomorrow from 10-3.  Please come and visit.  Fun, food, craftsmen, high ropes course, hiking, summer adventure!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Blue Ridge Blues II

Blue Ridge Parkway Seires #480   24 x 36   oil   $850.

"Between every two trees is a doorway into a new world."  John Muir..




In the World

Blue Ridge Parkway Series #479   12 x 16  oil   $195.

The Parkway bridge that goes over the James River delivers beautiful views in both directions of the Blue Ridge landscape.    What an incredible natural resource surrounds us.  People from all over the world visit the Blue Ridge Parkway each year.  My hope is that you are not just living on the world, but living in it - in the open air, under the expanse we call sky, surrounded by undulating mountains and trees that sway in the breeze.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Student Art Show 2019



After retiring from a long teaching career, I challenged myself to complete a painting a day for a year.  However after completing 250 paintings, the desire to teach returned.  Balancing my classes, continuing to paint professionally and enjoying grandchildren,  I have been blessed with a busy and rewarding "retirement".  My students, aged 7 - 75, are now showing their talents in our Spring Art Show at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Troutville, Va.   Come and visit,  The church is open weekdays and most weekends.  Call church to confirm.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wilderness: Linville Falls

Blue Ridge Parkway Series #478  12 x 16  oil   $195.

I am thankful to all those who have gone before me as advocates for the preservation of wilderness areas in the U. S.  The Beauty of nature always inspires me to meditate on Truth and Goodness and to capture those ethereal qualities on canvas. 

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out that going into the wilderness is actually going home"  John Muir.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Come Alive!

Blue Ridge Parkway Series #477  12 x 16   oil   Sold

  "Oh these  vast, calm, measureless  mountain days, days in whose light everthing seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God"  John Muir.   The light glows in blues, pinks, purples and greens as the  mountains come alive in the Spring.  That same Light brings life to the soul who searches for and comes alive to the Truth of Creation.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Quiet Place

                                      Blue Ridge Parkway Series #476   12 x 16  oil   $195.

Rakes Mill Pond near the 180 mile post is a quiet spot to enjoy when traveling the Parkway.  Beauty and rest and peace seem to me to go together.  " Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, a quiet place to digest the peace where nature may heal and give strength to the body."