Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas. This is another of the little bird paintings in the Museum of East Texas exhibition (for more information, call 936-639-4434). This little Eastern Phoebe is holding a grasshopper in its beak. I loved painting these birds! It was fun and challenging painting the 1 1/2" deep sides of these canvases.
Oil on 6"x6" gallery wrapped canvas. This is another of my birds in the four person exhibition at the Museum of East Texas (for more information, call 936-639-4434). I watched this little Eastern Phoebe (a type of flycatcher) dart around near the ground catching bugs at our farm in Central Texas.
SO MANY FLOWERS--6"x6" oil on gallery wrapped canvas. I've been painting for a show at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin, TX (for more information, call 936-639-4434). It is a four-person show titled Last Week I Dreamed I went to Lilliput (from Gulliver's Travels). All of my paintings are of birds. This is a female Ruby Throated Hummingbird.
A Rufous Easter--9x12 oil on canvas. I guess you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth...nope. I've just been very busy and haven't had much time to paint. Its like being without water and gasping for breath...not being able to paint every day. Painting is what I've always wanted to do, at least since I was 16, and that was a long time ago.
There has been an adult male Rufous hummingbird at our house since Christmas. I believe Dec. 26 was the first day we saw him at the feeder. This is the first time I've ever seen a hummingbird here in East Texas in the winter, but Rufous has been here all winter. I've taken numerous pictures of him and painted this for a sale on Palm Sunday at the Museum of East Texas. I wanted to do something a little Easterish, but not too Easterish... So, I decided on the plain eggs in a basket.
I am a full time artist, painting almost every day. Besides these small daily paintings, I also do murals, large landscapes, figurative works, and commissioned portraits. My paintings are in private and corporate collections across the country. I am represented by Harris Gallery in Houston. I also teach part time in a local college. My home and studio are in Lufkin, Texas where I live with my husband and 2 cats.