Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Happy Valentine's Day"

This Valentine's Day I am offering a series of hand-painted Valentine cards for your sweetheart. These high quality fine Strathmore cards have deckled edges and come with white envelopes, they measure 5"x7" and can be given as a card, then framed if desired.
Crystal fluorescent pinks, roses and reds are accented with white ink and silver foil.  No two cards are identical.
Truly special.

"Heart of the Ocean"

 This sweetheart mermaid is the "Heart of the Ocean" as she bobs along the turquoise ocean crafting a Valentine floral garland.  Adorned with a big sweet shiny heart crown, she really is the heart of the ocean.
11"x 14" acrylic on canvas panel, suitable for framing or display on a shelf

"Turtle Kisses"

 "Turtle Kisses" is my third painting in my 2012 Sweetheart Mermaid series.  This little mermaid loves turtles and they love her.
acrylic 5"x7" painting on canvas panel, perfect for display on table or desktop

"Under the Violet Moon"

My second mermaid "Under the Violet Moon" floats effortlessly in the ocean. She carefully displays her hugs and kisses Valentine heart for her sweetheart.
5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel, perfect for desktop or table

"Daddy's Little Girl"

A sweet little blonde blue-eyed mermaid swimming around the blue-green ocean with her peace heart close by. She's all decked out for Valentine's Day with her pearl and peace sign necklace and her colorful cheetah print top.
This mermaid painting is a 5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel, perfect for desk top or table and is part of my 2012 Sweetheart Mermaid series.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


What's wrong with bringing 2012 in with some zebra and a monkey?  Oh what whimsical fun I had creating this for Regan! The hot pink cross and Phillipians 4:13 shines brightly on a hot lime background.......Happy New Year!
16x20 acrylic on canvas

Monday, January 9, 2012

"Sweet Baby Reed"

Introducing a new series of sweetheart mermaid paintings, this little one was inspired by a photo sent by "Sweet Baby Reed's" mom.
5"x7" oil on canvas

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Several months ago when Bailey, a precious Yorkie,  passed away I received a phone call from my friend Sharon asking me to paint his portrait for her sister-in-law.   Those of you who have pets in heaven know that emptiness that losing a dear snuggly tail-waggin' friend creates in your heart.Bailey has a sweet smile that is infectious, and it was an honor to paint him.
 I would love to have been there on Christmas when Cheryl received this gift from her family. Here's to YOU Bailey!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


"Lily" is a beautiful cocker spaniel.  She was commissioned by a friend as a Christmas present for her mother.
I fell in love with "Lily" when I painted her eyes. 
5"x7" oil on canvas

Sunday, January 1, 2012

"Joshua 24:15"

 "Joshua 24:15" is a celebration of what's important in this couple's life. Saundra and Teddy have been married for forty years and have just recently built a new home. This porttrait was given to them as a Christmas/Anniversary present from their daughter Christy. Congratulations Teddy and Saundra!