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.”

New mixed media paintings

Rainbow’s Falls

Mixed media on board, 30″ x 36″, black lacquered frame with matting and glass

I gasped at the first sight of Rainbow Falls’ grandeur.  Painting with mixed media again is exciting. I love to express the different textures, the sounds and the sweet smell of the forest.

Mixed Media Painting

Eve’s Garden

Mixed media on board, 30″ x 36″, black lacquered frame with matting and glass

I love how Nature transforms itself into a beautiful blanket of colors during early fall.   It is magical!

Watercolor Painting

Hidden Falls

Watercolor on 300 lb Archival Acid Free watercolor paper

Size: 16 x 20″, with matting

Upon reaching the spectacular Rainbow Falls, we hiked up a little further and saw this charming waterfall tucked by the thick foliage and rocks. We listened to its gentle waters and enjoyed the forest mist touching our faces.

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 Winter Sky

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

Sold.  Prints available upon request.

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

Sold.  Prints available upon request.

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

Plein air painting

I Will Meet You Near The Pond

Watercolor, 12″ x 12″

 I painted away. No second guessing, just capturing what I felt that very moment. I love painting the reflections on the water.

“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!

Fallscapes

When Leaves Turn Red and Gold

Watercolor, 16″ x 20″, Framed

This scenery brings back wonderful memories of a getaway weekend with my husband. Our cottage was across this beautiful lake at Fancy Gap, Virginia. It also evokes and symbolizes the beauty of life’s changes and transformation.

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.

watercolor painting

The Golden Pond

Watercolor, 16″ x 20″

It was a beautiful sunny day as I watched a family of ducks cruising around this serene pond. Although I forgot to add the ducks, I was glad I chose to paint the reflection of the trees and sky.

watercolor painting

Meditation From My Window

Watercolor, 16″ x 20″

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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