Wanted to share a few recent completed live event paintings. These events were so fun to be at, and paint the “party” scene as it was happening! Enjoy!
It’s been a while since I last posted, mostly due to the fact that the last part of the summer I was absolutely slammed with art camps, shows, getting my 5 year old ready for kindergarten, all while managing gallery inventory, creating new works for my fall 2012 collection, and trying to get at least […]
Today I wanted to share a recent blog post that Lesley Frenz over at Artsy Forager did on my work. As a lifelong lover and student of the visual arts, Lesley created the blog, Artsy Forager, as a way to showcase some of the amazing artwork and artists that she meets both virtually and face […]
As Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”. I couldn’t agree with this more. It’s July at the studio… and you know what that means?! Art Camp time! This year we are doing a country and western theme, “Cowgirls & Canvas”. […]
Every first Friday downtown Franklin hosts the Franklin Art Scene art crawl. It’s a chance for folks to be artsy fartsy and tour the art galleries and studios of downtown Franklin and The Factory. You can ride the cute free trolley on the tour as it stops at all the studios and galleries. But what […]
Another successful live event painting! The event was a wedding reception held at the beautiful stables on the grounds of Cheekwood, a botanical gardens here in Nashville. I am getting lots of inquiries on how I go about doing a live event painting. I first go to the event site earlier in the day to […]
Just finished a whirlwind trip to Manhattan to do gallery research in Chelsea and Soho, and also to visit Surtex, the national annual art licensing show. I have attended Surtex before, but every year is new and different and Whew! My brain is actually spinning from all the ideas, inspiration, and creativity. Continuing existing publishing […]
After months of prepping, painting, tagging, and inputting inventory, it’s finally here! The Harding Art Show. Now in my 8th year as a participating artist, this show is always one of my favorites. A few pics from the show this year…
Every year, in the streets of beautiful downtown Franklin, Tennessee is the annual Main Street Festival, and attracts more than 100,000 visitors to the area. For several years, I had a booth in the show, but since I am a merchant and my work is permanently at The Shoppes on Main I get to not […]
With Springtime comes lots of shows! Yay! Mama needs a new pair of shoes. Or maybe an outfit or two. Just kidding. But I do get excited because it forces me to think outside the box to create new inventory. I’m so excited to reveal my Spring 2012 collection. Inspired by a neutral earth-toned palette, […]
About The Artist
Hi! As an artist, I enjoy finding the beauty in the rustic, old, and I love anything with texture. Born in small town Alabama and inspired by all things Southern, I have an impasto style of painting that is very unique and one that I have developed over the past 10 years as a working artist. It is my hope that my paintings can be appreciated for the aesthetic qualities and rustic chic compositions, all while capturing the viewers imagination. You can catch me most days working in my studio located in The Factory at Franklin in historic Franklin, Tennessee. I received my BFA from Auburn University and also studied fine art abroad at the Chelsea School of Art and Design and Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London, England. Be sure to follow me on facebook and twitter to stay connected! Thanks for stopping by!