Tuesday, September 1, 2015


I'd like to introduce you to a friend of mine who is trying to get a foothold in the art market.  Her name is Lilly and I think her work is quite fantastic.  And very affordable at $3.00 each.  Yes!  A mere $3.00.  So get in on the ground floor!
A little about Lilly.   I don't think she'd mind if I told you she is 7 1/4 years old.  She and I have been friends her whole life.  (I've known her twin brother as long, too.)  She leads a very active life with school, riding her scooter, swimming, baking, Disney visits and playing at Stone Mountain.  But she really has talent in the arts.  So I am helping her see how the art world works.

Feel free to leave comments or questions, subscribe to this blog (I'll be posting more of her work as well as my own) or sharing it with fellow art lovers.
Thank you, 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Latter Ladder, 24 x 24, oil on wood

Thanks to all of you who wrote kind words for may last post.  This piece is an abstracted landscape.  I have had the photo it was done from for a very long time, wanting to paint something from it.  This is what it came to be.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's been a while...

Interdependence   oil on canvas   36x60

Sorry I've been absent.  Another life detour as can be expected but it was unexpected.  Ironical, ain't it.

Here is my very latest piece and I love it.  It is big, 36 x 60 and waiting for the "water" show at Frameworks.  Let me know what you think.  More later, I promise.  Thanks for hanging in there.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Newest Work

Here is one of many new paintings i took up to Imagine Gallery in Franklin, TN.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

This Weekend - Grant Park

This is a new series from Fran. These are collages and covered with resin on 12 x 12 cradled boards. This photo does not do it justice. She'll have these at the Grant Park Farmer's Market tomorrow. Here's another -
I wish I had thought to take these pictures in the daylight. Anyway, hope you drop by.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Grant Park Market

Hey all! A little switcheroo.... A friend of mine, Katie, runs the Grant Park Farmer's Market here in Atlanta and she asked me if I'd like to have a tent one weekend. Well, spur of the moment, we set up last Sunday and loved it so much we're gonna give it a go this Sunday also. November 13 from 9:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

It is a great market. If you like dogs, you'll love it. If you like kids, you'll love it. If you have either or both, bring 'em. Let's just say in the 4 hours we were there I took well over 500 photos of doggies from which I will do paintings for my galleries. Granted, some were blurry and a number of them captured the end of the dog I didn't want to paint - but it was so fun. Everybody is happy and laid back and the goodies are great.

This Sunday, Fran and I plan to take lots of little paintings and examples of our commissioned pet portraits. Mostly, we'll have things at a Farmer's Market price point like the holiday card I made (above). It's a hand-pulled linoleum block print.

And it will be a gorgeous day to boot! Hope to see you.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Atlanta Arts Festival

We are so fortunate in Atlanta to have arts and craft festivals almost year round. I don't go to as many as I used to but I miss so much when I don't. I plan to attend this one tomorrow morning! Piedmont Park is beautiful, the weather is gorgeous - should be great for Atlanta Arts Festival. My friend, Margaret Taylor, will be there with her handmade, reclaimed wood furniture and home decor.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jubilee, sculpture approx 3' x 3'

Hello art lovers! I am finally trying to get back into the merging my blog updates with my daily art making routine.

Of late, I have gotten and new, big studio space not far from the house. It has given me some freedoms and a new environment for my muses. It is a grand place and you're welcome to come by anytime M-F 10-6. I will not always be there but it will be open and you are welcome to poke around. I am in a building that is mainly used for showing the work of Dryads Dancing. The work is functional items from picture frames to dining room tables made of reclaimed wood from barns and houses. The stuff is awesome.

And I have been busy painting and making some sculpture. It has been invigorating to work in 3 dimensions, not to mentions beat on things with a hammer and such.

So the result of my first foray into assemblage in years is Jubilee. Let me know what you think. He is available for sale at Hanover Gallery in Chattanooga.

And here's another bit of great news. I have been asked to join Catherine Kelleghan Gallery here in Atlanta. I am very excited about this new opportunity to show my work to a new set of clients and Catherine is great to work with.

Ok, now I have to get back to creating. I'll be back to continue catching you up and to upload new work.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Here is just one of the goodies I will have at the show this weekend.

2010zonopostcard -

Come one, come all! come to shop or just visit. It is a great time every year! We have some who come for the free food (it is that good). I hope you'll find a time to drop by. It is casual and I will be there the whole weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHITE GOAT, oil on wood, 16 x 24

This is a new painting that will be in a show at Frameworks Gallery in Marietta, GA. It is one of several I have for a 10 person show. I know a lot of the other artists and I can tell you it will be a great show. Hope you can come out. It will be November 18th from 6 - 8. If not for the opening, visit the gallery when you can, it is really beautiful. I will post the invite when I get it. This is an entirely different show from the one I posted yesterday. Busy, busy.

Monday, November 1, 2010



Monday, September 27, 2010

PLANE 1, oil on paper, ~14 x 15

Having a great time experimenting with textures and patterns. More to follow!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

RITE OF PASSAGE, oil on canvas, 30 x 30

This new piece will be in the show at Pryor Fine Art this Friday, September 17th.
Quick art lesson - abstract painting is taking a subject and taking liberties with it, reshape the image, change colors, contours anything that keeps it from being a representational piece (for instance: photorealism). Non-objective work begins with no real object in mind - instead just a feeling and a playing back and forth with balance, color, shapes and so on, keeping the painting from looking like any object or subject entirely. It is at once freeing and difficult. There is talent in keeping the marks interesting and creating a composition with harmony and balance.
Here is my first non-objective piece I've done in a while. Tell me what you think. Parts of this ended up looking like Matisse's interior pieces such as:

The Conversation. This is a painting of Matisse and his wife having an argument. One clue is that the wrought iron on the balcony spells out the french word "Non" meaning "No". One doesn't notice it right away. This piece is an abstract painting in that the room seems so flat, the chair she's in doesn't seem to have any volume to it and the scene out the window is tipped upward toward the viewer. In realism, the land should recede and become lighter and less intense in color.

Wow, I just spilled on that one, huh? What do you think the similarities are between my painting and Matisse's.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Great News!

I just had to put a picture in...these are my babies Gracie (closest) and Trixie. They are being very good guarding the front yard and garden! And yes, Gracie has one blue eye and one brown. Anyway....

I have been accepted to Pryor Fine Art here in Atlanta. This is a very prestigious gallery in the Buckhead area and they will be handling my larger pieces in Atlanta. This Friday night, Pryor Fine Art is having a major show celebrating 20 years in the business. Their gallery now includes a space below the one they have had for years so there will be tons of art to enjoy. Six of my latest pieces that you've seen here on my blog will be included! I am grateful for this opportunity.

Also, I have taken the other new pieces up to Hanover Gallery which represents me in Chattanooga. Missy Peirano has incredible energy and ties to everything that happens in that town. And the gallery is in a great part of town (Northshore) that overlooks the river. Lots of walking and shopping and communing with nature near Coolidge Park.

Both these galleries have Facebook Pages so check them out!

New work coming to this blog soon!