Project Description

Nature has become my muse where colors and texture play a major part in my work.

I love what Rembrandt said, “Choose only one master – Nature.”

Watercolor of French Broad River

The French Broad River Connection

Watercolor, 14″ x 18″

Asheville’s French Broad River in the early spring offers me more than just a landscape to paint. It is full of history and many stories back in time.

Blue Ridge Mountains in Purple hues

The Sky Turns Pink!

Watercolor, 14″ x 18″

I love the beautiful colors of  Winter as a new season unfolds.  At sundown I see the sky turn into pink and purple hues. I paint for hours at my porch as I enjoy this wondrous scenery.

Watercolor painting overlooking Blue Ridge Parkway

Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains

Watercolor, 12″ x 12″

Every vantage point at the Blue Ridge Parkway is a breathtaking view.  Plein air painting is so much fun!

layers of colors across the Blue Ridge sunset

The Day is not Over

Watercolor, 16″ x 20″ framed

Hiking up to the top of Max Patch as the sunset meets me there is an awesome experience and yet, the day is not over but has many more hours of Nature’s wonder.

Overlooking the Pisgah mountain forest from my porch

Misty Morning in Reeves Cove

Watercolor, 16″ x 20″ framed

Waking up in the morning in the winter time, I am greeted by a few chirping birds and  the misty clouds enveloping the Pisgah mountain forest. A beautiful sight!

Watercolor painting Rainshower Clouds

Rain shower Clouds

Watercolor, 16″ x 16″ framed

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” Paul Gauguin

Painting I Will Meet You by the Pond

I will Meet You near the pond

Watercolor, 12″ x 12″

“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Paul Cezzanne

Watercolor painting Porch with a View

Porch With a view

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

A charming landscape from the porch!

Painting Hickory Nut Gorge at Chimney Rock at

Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

It was a weekend getaway for my hubby and I, and just a few yards away from our cottage, is this happy cascading of water bubbling its way through the gorge.

A dramatic sunset at Max Patch

Land of the Sky

Watercolor, 12″ x 20″

Asheville is called Land of the Sky. The dramatic textures, colors, and shapes of the clouds are always framed by the waves of Blue Ridge Mountains.  I feel like I could touch the sky.

Painting Memory of Santa Barbara

Memory of Santa Barbara

Watercolor, 11″ x 14″

“Every line is the actual experience with its own unique story.”

Cy Twombly

Painting I See You Beyond the Clouds

I see you beyond the clouds

Watercolor, 9″ x 11″

The ever changing cloud formations and colors are a wonder to me.

Painting Hideaway Island

Hideaway Island

Watercolor, 11″ x 15″

To capture a fleeting moment is the brain’s awesome work.

A watercolor painting from my Porch

an afternoon from my porch

Watercolor, 9″ x 12″

Waiting for inspiration and a new vision.

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.” Bob Ross

Watercolor painting of Waterrock Knob

Waterrock Knob, milepost 451

Watercolor, 12″ x 12″

My hubby and I parked by the Waterrock Knob Overlook and voila, I started painting!

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