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Nature abstracted. Jan 23-26, Mathews, NC

ONLY 4 Open Spots Remain !   $575 
McDowell Arts Center, Matthews, NC. Daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
This 4-day intensive class is …Read More »


A little about the book

It all started with a challenge. 2 years ago I wrote a guest blog for Lori Putnam that was called …Read More »

Upcoming Workshops & Events


St Simons Island Ga March 7-10 AbsXXL

Abstraction XXL at Anderson Fine Art Gallery
St Simons Island Ga   $525
This 4 day studio workshop focuses on not just …Read More »


Sept 17-21 Rockland, Me Plein air

Sept 17-21  Coastal Maine workshops in Rockland Me
5 days $650
My third workshop at this most awesome venue. This is a …Read More »

It’s published!!! Fishing for elephants


It’s here! Fishing for elephants. Insights and exercises to inspire authentic creativity.  For Kindle and iBook. A new book that ain’t your average art book. It’s about creativity, finding your authentic self, getting unstuck, actual how-to stuff. People think those who are creative are just born that way, not true. It’s a skill set that can be learned just like anything else. The book is a very left-brained approach to a right-brained thing. And if you have enjoyed any of my blog posts, you’ll probably like this even more: 150 exercises, images, 11 case studies of top-notch visual communicators and painters. $24.95

One of the most interesting, genuine and unique ways to create new art is through plein air paintings. Though the fancy French term may sound complicated, quite simply, plein air paintings are created in an outdoor, natural setting. This allows the artist to truly capture the essence of their surroundings and translate it beautifully to the canvas.

It takes artists years of experience to master the techniques and nuances that make plein air paintings so aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've been doing these paintings for over 30 years, and have just begun to fully figure everything out. The difficulty of learning the intricacies of plein air paintings is one of the major reasons that I offer workshop instruction. My goal is to teach my students all of the knowledge I’ve gained since I began my journey.

If you are interested in collecting plein air paintings, I offer a variety of fine art pieces for sale. My colorful paintings capture some of nature's most beautiful settings. They are wonderful additions to any collection, and can serve as commercial or residential décor pieces. If you have any questions about any of my paintings or workshop instruction classes, contact me today.