Thursday, September 29, 2011

You're Invited!

You're invited to a showing of my new works this Friday, September 30th, 5:30 - 8:00, at Four Seasons Antiques, Art & Botanicals in Homewood, 2910 18th Street South.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Norwood Home Tour and Lecture


I am pleased that Historic Norwood has chosen one of my paintings for the poster announcing the lecture to be given on Saturday, May 7th, by Jane Powell, proceeds to benefit Historic Norwood. Ms. Powell is a well known expert regarding the style and authentic restoration of the bungalow style home.

Historic Norwood is having it's second "Hard Hat Home Tour" this Saturday, May 7th, from 11:00 to 4:00.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laura's House


A lot of things have happened that have kept me from painting very much this past year. I won't be doing any outdoor art shows this year but I am working toward a show at Four Seasons Gallery in Homewood come September. I am still accepting commissions; I finished this one of a gorgeous old family home right before Christmas.

I have a few paintings for sale, all pictured here. If you're interested in anything feel free to contact me.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Melissa's House

24" x 26"

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted anything! I've been meaning to post this one for several weeks now. This is Melissa's house in Birmingham. For some reason the camera didn't pick up the blue of the sky, it is blue. Melissa's house is on a steep hill. You can see the Jefferson County Historical plaque next to the front door.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blach's Building


Another commission, the Blach's Building on twentieth street in Birmingham. Now Blach's Lofts. 34" x 36"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Terrace Court

46" x 40"   
It's been a long time since I've updated but I had to take some time off for personal reasons. I'm busy with commissions now and this is one of those. Terrace Court apartments, built in the twenties, are on 20th street south in Birmingham.  This was done for the owner of the building.

I don't have any shows scheduled for the rest of the year but I hope to be back next year.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mobile Bay in Late Afternoon

36 x 40

I based this painting on a photo I took last year when I was down in Fairhope for a show. So this is on the Fairhope side of the bay. I liked the way the foreground was dark and framed the pale sky and the water looked darker and bluer as it flowed into the shadows.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bottega Building


This is a small (10" x 8") painting of the doorway of the Bottega Building on Highland Avenue that I just took to Four Seasons Gallery in Homewood. I did it as a study for a larger painting but I liked it enough to frame it on it's own. I changed the color of the doors from taupe to green as it needed some color.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lisa's House



I had to take a little time off but I'm back at the easel now and should have some new works soon. This is a commission I completed recently, Lisa's house in Homewood.

Friday, October 16, 2009

St. Paul's


This weekend (October 17 & 18) I'll be at the Kentuck Festival in Northport, Alabama.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

City Afternoon


40" x 48"
A view of the Birmingham from the corner of 17th Avenue and 14th Street. I used a little artistic license because you really can't see the city quite this well from here. At least when the trees are in leaf you can't.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

(36" x 40")
This is a painting I did earlier in the year but I have changed it. There was a sign on the building that I decided I didn't like so I have painted it out. I like the simplicity of it.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Lynn's House

34" x 34"

Just finished this commission for my friend Lynn and I think it turned out great. It's just the type of scene I would have chosen to paint. What is it about a bungalow that makes it feel so welcoming and comfortable?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

First Day of Summer

40" x 46"

Twelve of my paintings will be on display at the Hoover Library, downstairs gallery, through June 2, if you'd like to see my latest work. First day of Summer was inspired by a scene on the curve where 29th Street South meets Rhodes Circle.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Security Light


I've painted this scene before but I did it again as a night view. It's large, 40" x 46"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Downtown



36"x36" Famous

I wanted to paint Pete's Famous Hot Dogs because it's such a Birmingham icon and because I love neon signs. As luck would have it there was a bright red car parked in front on this afternoon and the sign was turned on.

36"x36" Sidewalk Cafe

This is the sidewalk by Roly Poly Sandwiches on southside, behind Zydeco. I loved all the shades of green in the chairs.


30"x30" Fine Dining

The afternoon sunlight striking the entrance to Cafe Dupont on 20th Street.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Late September

36" x 48"

There aren't many old farmhouses left in the country, much less ones in good repair like this one. This is on Hwy 160 in Blount County.

Saturday, October 4th is the Bluff Park Art Show in Hoover from 9-5. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend, hope to see you there.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Face Over the Door, and Artwalk

40"x 30"

I've painted this before, only a lot smaller and I didn't capture the scowl on the face which is what fascinates me so about this figure. I also love the beautiful colored glass in the window. I do not know who this is or why she is so mad. This is the doorway of Birmingham Realty on First Avenue North.

Artwalk in downtown Birmingham is this weekend, Friday night 6-10, and Saturday noon to six. It's always a lot of fun. Check out the website for details. I'll be in Lindsay Office Furnishings on First Avenue North.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Under the Shade Tree

Four Seasons Antiques and Art in downtown Homewood is hosting a wine and cheese reception this Friday (August 22nd) for artists Carolyn McDonald and myself. Four Seasons is on the main street in Homewood (18th) next to Savage's bakery. We'll be there from 6:00pm to 8:00 so come by and say hello and see what's new at the gallery.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Road To Town

30" x 36"
It's hard to find places in Birmingham where there's a good view of the city - all you see is trees. I usually have to find these places in the Winter when I can see, then paint them leaving as though it was summer, leaving out some of the foliage. This is the intersection of 11th place and 16th Avenue. This painting will be at the Hoover library in an exhibit of work by artists in the Bluff Park Art Show. The exhibit will be hung on Monday, August 4th, and continue through the month of August. The Art Show will be October 4th.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Open


24" x 30" (sold)
I love these little snow cone places with their bright umbrellas. This one is on the highway in Morris, Alabama.

Early One Morning


24" x 30" (sold)
It was a beautiful morning in Homewood and the light and shadows were falling just right on this street.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ranch House in Crestwood


This is one of the commissions I recently finished. It was for a young family that was moving from Birmingham and wanted to always remember their first house.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Candyland


14" x 16"
I've been working on commissions and haven't anything I could post for a while. Here's a small one I actually did last year but I recently went back and made some changes. I keep trying to capture the look of lights at night and this one comes close to what I envision. A lot of fun to work on.

Monday, May 05, 2008

The Red Farmhouse


24" x 30"

I wanted to paint this house because of all the red color. I think that even though the house fills up most of the picture space, you can still feel the open fields around it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Morning on Twelfth Street


24"x30"
At least I think it was twelfth street south. It was 8:00 in the morning.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Red Mountain Overlook


I'll be at Linn Park this weekend (April 25-27th)for the Magic City Art Connection. I'm at space 252. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Twilight


24"x30"
I haven't been able to spend much time at the easel lately but I plan to be back at it next week and posting more often. This is the last new painting I have until I get back to work. I love that time of day when it's almost, but not quite dark, and the lights start to come on.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

On The Road


Diptych 30"x48" Click on image for larger view. (sold)

I'll be in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama next weekend, March 13,14,and 15th for the Eastern Shore Art Center's annual outdoor show. I'll have a lot of new work I've done since my last show, including this diptych. This is my first time to do this show but I've heard great things about it. If you're down there, please come by and say hello.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Moon Winx


12" x 12" (sold)
Anyone who's ever been to Tuscaloosa Alabama knows this sign. This little painting is for the ArtBash silent auction on March 8th which benefits the arts in Birmingham. Go to MagicCityArt.com for tickets and info.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

House With a View


18" x 24"
One of the many local homes clinging to the side of the mountain. I loved curving street and the shadows falling across it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pink Sky

Waiting
18"x24"
Exploring the glow of a porch light and a pink sky.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Across the Road


18"x24"
Although this isn't an actual place, I feel like I've seen it before. There's such a feeling of space....and isolation in the country. This house looks like it may be abandoned, soon to be replaced by a doublewide.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Face On the Wall

The Face on the Wall
12" x 12"
Something a little different, a detail from a building on First Avenue. I haven't quite captured the expression on the face as it should be more sinister.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Red Flowers


18" x 24"
I wanted to explore that golden color that the morning sometimes has, just after sunrise.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Commission

Shady Entrance
24" x 20"
This is one of the commissions I was working on for Christmas. A smaller piece that captures their favorite part of their house and the shadows cast by a huge oak in the front yard. This one went to Memphis, Tennessee.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Blue Chairs

30" x 40" (sold)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Shady Yard



18" x 24" (sold)
It's time for the Kentuck Festival in Northport, Alabama, October 20 & 21, 9 to 5 both days. The weather should be beautiful and the arts and entertainment are always great. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Snowcones by the Interstate


24" x 30"
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to paint all the bright colors in these umbrellas. I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything. I've been busy getting ready for all the upcoming Fall shows. Artwalk in downtown Birmingham starts tomorrow, Friday Sept. 8, 5:00pm - 10pm, and Saturday noon -6:00. I'll be in Lindsay Office Furnishings, 1st Ave. North.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hot Day


24" x 30" (sold)
The long hot days of summer are here.

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