The Study

still life oil painting

© Copyright 2004 – Present

Size: 14″ x 11″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: This painting depicts a traditional still life of objects which would typically be found in a study. The monochromatic, limited color palette, it is painted in gives this painting a vintage look. It comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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Artist Comments: A typical still life painting using traditional subject matter. This still life was inspired by typical objects found in a home office or study.

The Study is the first painting I’ve ever done with a limited color palette. What this means is, I deliberately chose to restrict the number of paint colors I used when doing this painting. The sepias I chose to use in this still life give it a vintage look.  This would be great wall décor for an office, study, den, or even a “man cave.”


Sea of Galilee at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee Holy Lands painting

© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: A rendition of modern day Sea of Galilee at the shores of Capernaum. This painting comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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$360 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: The Sea of Galilee a large freshwater lake located in northeast Israel, between the Golan Heights and the Galilee region. The Jordan River is its main source of water. The lake is approximately 13 miles long and 8 miles wide.

This painting is of the famous Bible place was inspired by my love of God’s word and readings about Jesus in the Bible. I love Israel because God’s chosen people live there. I have never visited Israel, however, I would love to go there someday. The painting was composed from a photo in the “Pictorial Library of Bible Lands”. The photographer, Todd Bolen, graciously gave me permission to use his photos for any of my Bible land paintings.

According to Matthew 4:13-22, this historic biblical location is where Jesus began His ministry and called His first disciples. This passage tells us Jesus left Nazareth and went to Capernaum. While walking along the banks of the Sea of Galilee Jesus called the first four of His disciples Simon called Peter, Andrew, James and John.

Other scripture references about Capernaum: Matthew 8:5, 11:23, 17:24; Mark 1:21, 2:1, 9:33; Luke 4:23, 4:31, 7:1, 10:15; John 2:12, 4:46, 6:17, 6:24, 6:59. You can easily look up these scriptures here.

Permission to use photo as painting source is courtesy of www.BiblePlaces.com.

This painting is part of the Bible Lands Series.


Portrait of Tera

portrait painting

© Copyright 2005 – Present

Size: 16″ x 20″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: This is a portrait painting of my daughter Tera. I painted it using her high school senior portrait as a reference photo. However the background in the painting is an entirely different setting than what was used in the photo. At the time I did her painting Tera was attending college studying to become a librarian so I chose a library setting for the background instead.

All through high school Tera had wanted to become a librarian and even worked after school and weekends at a local branch of the public library. She loved books and reading and still does to this day. The background in her painting is of a fictional place and is not the library she was working at during high school.

This was a fun painting to do and I took my time with it as I wanted everything to be just right. First of all, the subject matter is near and very dear to my heart. Secondly it was both fun and challenging to paint all those books on the shelves. I captured a very good likeness of Tera with this painting, however when I photographed it for my website, I realize my photography skills need some improvement.

Portrait of Tera is part of my private art collection and is not for sale. Someday it will be passed down to Tera as a family heirloom, but for now it continues to hang on the wall in my living room.


Portrait of Robert

portrait oil painting

© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 12″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: This painting is a portrait of my husband Robert at the helm of our sailboat Misty Blue. I did this painting from a photo I took during a trip we made on the boat going up the Innercoastal Waterway.

On this particular trip Robert, who was in the Navy at the time, was being transferred from Jacksonville FL to the naval base in Norfolk VA. We had to figure out a way to move our 36 ft. sailboat from a marina near where we lived in FL to VA so we decided to sail it instead of having it shipped. (That decision saved us a ton of money and made us rich with memories!) At first we were sailing out in open waters up the east coast, but a storm suddenly came up forcing us to go inland and up the ICW instead. It was a bit frightening for me when we encountered that storm because it was my first sailing trip, however Robert handled it and the sails like the sailing pro he is!

Robert was on deployment with his ship at sea for six months when I started his portrait. I finished it before his return. He had no idea was I doing this painting and was very surprised to see his portrait when he returned home.

This painting is part of my private art collection and is not for sale. One day it will be passed down to his son Travis has a family heirloom, but until that day it will continue to hang in our living room.


Return to Peggy’s Cove

Peggy's Cove oil painting

© Copyright 2009 – Present

Size: 20″ x 18″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: This painting is the second of two commissions I did for an art collector. This particular art collector saw a previous painting I had done called “Peggy’s Cove” and contracted me to do two paintings of the same subject for her. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is a favorite place that holds many memories for her. The other painting is called “Peggy’s Cove Revisited.” This painting is part of the Peggy’s Cove Series.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Mississippi.

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Peggy’s Cove Revisited

peggy's cove wall art

© Copyright 2008 – Present

Size: 20″ x 16″
Support: Stretched canvas

Artist Comments: “Peggy’s Cove Revisited” is one of two commissioned paintings. An art collector contacted me after seeing a previous painting I had done called “Peggy’s Cove.” Although this painting is the same subject as the first one, there are some noticeable differences between the two, making Peggy’s Cove Revisited an original oil painting and not a reproduction. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is a favorite place that holds many memories for this art collector. She commissioned me to do two paintings for her. The second painting is titled “Return To Peggy’s Cove.” This painting is part of the Peggy’s Cove Series.

Note: This painting sold to a private art collector in Mississippi.

For more information on how to commission a painting select Art Commissions Info.


Monument Valley

old west landscape painting

© Copyright 2009 – Present

Size: 16″ x 12″
Support: Stretched canvas
Description: Western landscape oil painting of Monument Valley National Park, Utah, also known as “Valley of the Rocks”.


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$280 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: Monument Valley Utah is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. It provides perhaps the most enduring and definitive images of the American Old West. This valley has long been a favorite location for filming Western movies. The isolated red mesas, striking spires and sandstone buttes surrounded by empty, sandy desert have been filmed and photographed countless times over the years.

Called Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks) by the Navajo, this famous valley lies in the southern part of the state of Utah near the Arizona border within the Navajo Nation Reservation. When you first approach the area, these rock “monuments” will take your breath away. The eerie rock formations make you feel as if you’ve been transported to another planet. It is truly one of the most majestic places on earth.

The first time I visited this national park I knew right away I’d love painting this beautiful valley. I’ve actually painted Monument Valley several times. I have memories of several paintings I did of this place when I was a youngster studying under my dad who was also a professional oil painting artist. My dad loved painting this location too and painted several oil paintings himself. None of those early paintings are around anymore. I’m not sure what became of them. My dads paintings sold to art collectors and local businesses in the small community where we lived.

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Marine Still Life with Boat Fenders

Marine Still Life painting

© Copyright 2003 – Present

Size: 9″ x 12″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: A nautical theme painting with fishing boat fenders, chains and pier columns. This painting comes in a complimentary frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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$210 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: A still life (plural still lifes) is a painting in which the setting is composed mostly from inanimate objects. Still lifes can be made up of objects that are either natural, man-made, or a combination of both. Natural objects would be things found in nature, such as food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc. Man-made objects would be various items like drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, ceramics, and so forth.

This particular painting is a nautical still life. Most people envision a bowl of fruit, a vase of flowers, or a figurine sitting on a table when they think of a still life. However, a still life can be composed of any inanimate object. I found these fishing boat fenders tied to the pillar of a pier a very interesting subject to paint because of the “close-up view” and the contrast in texture (wood pier, rusty chains and rubbery boat fenders.)

In case you didn’t know, a boat fender is a type of bumper or cushioned buffer used to prevent a boat or other watercraft from bumping into a dock, pier or another boat causing damage to its hull. They are usually constructed from rubber, foam or plastic, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what they are being used for.


Still Life with Iron Age Pottery

Irong Age Stove and Pottery painting

© Copyright 2006 – Present

Size: 14″ x 11″
Support: Stretched canvas


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Artist Comments: This painting is of common household items that would have been found in a typical kitchen in Israel or Jordan during the Iron Age (1200-586 B.C.). While visiting the Web site “Holy Land Photos” I came across some interesting photos of a reconstructed Israelite House on display at the Haaretz Museum in north Tel Aviv. This painting is from one of those photos.

The first reference the Bible makes regarding use of iron is found in 1 Samuel 13:19-21 when it mentions that the Philistines had swords. According to archeology, the iron age is the final technological and cultural stage in the Stone-Bronze-Iron-Age sequence.

This piece of wall art is part of a series of paintings called the Bible Lands Series.

Note: Permission to use photo as painting source is courtesy of Holy Land Photos.


Along The ICW

waterscape river side painting

© Copyright 2001 – Present

Size: 12″ x 9″
Support: Canvas panel board
Description: A depiction of a beached shrimp boat along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). This painting comes in a complimentary rustic frame and arrives at your door ready to hang on the wall.


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$210 Plus S/H





Artist Comments: During the summer of 1999, my husband and I sailed his 36 foot sailboat up the ICW (Intracoastal Waterway) from Florida to Virginia. Robert was in the military at the time and was being transferred from Naval Air Station Jacksonville to Naval Station Norfolk. Along the waterway we saw many interesting sites which offered a number of opportunities to take reference photos for future paintings. This is an oil painting from one of the many photos taken on this trip.

The ICW is a 3,000-mile system of inland rivers, channels and canals along the eastern and southeast coast within the United States. This ribbon of navigable water is divided into the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Parts of the waterway are manmade canals while other sections are natural inlets, saltwater rivers, bays and sounds. The ICW runs along the east coast from Boston, MA going south along the Atlantic Seaboard and around the southern tip of Florida, then following the Gulf Coast to Brownsville, TX. The purpose of the waterway was to provide a safe and navigable water route that could be traveled by both light-weight commercial barges and personal pleasure crafts in order to avoid many of the hazards of travel on the open sea.