So glad I have over 100 followers, thank you for everyone who helped me hit this number. Over 200 next.
I'm very proud to start offering many of my prints for sale on Fine Art America. Check out some of the links below!
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Anyone who knows me, knows I have a special attachment to this girl. She's show me more strength and grace, than many people in my life. She was a great frisbee dog but now doesn't let the fact that she can only use a cart to get around bring her down. So when it was time to choose the subject of my first watercolor on canvas painting I knew who was going to be the subject.
I'm so proud to have some of my originally artwork for sale at Scout on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort! Go check out the shop. It's truly great!
Last week I had the pleasure of heading to California to see one of my favorite people in the whole world, Jessica. Jess and I became friends when we were 14. She was there for all my important high school memories, and was a great encouragement along the way, always believing in me, even when I questioned myself. Just as importantly I got to spend time with her beautiful daughter, Cali. Watch out art world, you will be seeing more of this very intelligent and creative girl!
Cali and I painting a watercolor at Chateau Montelana. For those of you who've seen Bottle Shock, this is the same winery.
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to paint these paintings for an adorable couple Elizabeth and Jared, as a Christmas gift. She's absolutely delightful and a truly talented photographer. Check out her website.
I did this picture for a friend who lost a loved one recently...
I had the great honor of painting a friend's dog that has recently passed, as a gift for her husband. Although I never got to meet Doak, I know he was a gentle soul.
A close friend asked me to do a portrait for her aunt that lost a beloved friend. I was honored to get to do the painting. So this is for all the dear pets that have touched our lives...
Riley is very specific when she models, even insisting on selecting paint colors.
I haven't always loved Zebras. This might be an unusual fact for a girl that grew up loving anything even closely related to a horse. I always thought they were interesting, but didn't give them too much thought. My affinity for zebras came several years ago. Halloween was coming and my friends and I were discussing what we could dress our horses up as for the Halloween Hunter Pace that we would be attending shortly. (For those of you unaware of what a Hunter Pace is, it's a timed event where people go through a "fox hunt" course and try to set the best time.) Anyone who knows horses will tell you for many horses, anything dealing with costumes is their worst nightmare, especially if it contains moving parts like capes. My friend, Taylor, had always loved giraffes, and suggested that she was going to paint her horse as a giraffe. An idea was born. Why couldn't we follow a Safari theme? Taylor and I arrived early that morning, white finger paint in hand. Finger paint, you ask? Yes, finger paint. It took us about two hours to create a giraffe out of her Thoroughbred, and a zebra out of my black Paint. The cheap sticky gel purchased to hold Guinness's mane straight up wasn't working, but that was no surprise. We stood back to examine our masterpiece, and we knew we had done well. This fact was further reiterated when both horses stepped out of the trailer at the event. They were two of the most popular horses there, photographed like real celebrities. We won the the "best dressed" horse contest, and a little pride knowing that everyone at the event was impressed. The memory was a happy one and after the event I found myself gravitating toward zebras. I don't carry all zebra print purses or anything like that. Every time, however, I see a picture, or hear about an African Safari, I wonder about these majestic animals. Maybe I'm associated them with Guinness. Maybe I'm coming to appreciate something I should have all along. Regardless of the reason, I smile every time I see those black and white stripes.