Artist Comments: This is one of my earlier paintings. This is of Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. This little fishing village surrounds a narrow ocean inlet which provides safe haven for boats during the Atlantic’s rough weather. It is one of the most popular tourist stops in Nova Scotia and is considered the most photographed location in all of Canada. This painting is part of the Peggy’s Cove Series.
Size: 20″ x 24″ Support: Gallery wrap stretched canvas Description: A depiction of the village church in Auvers, France made famous by a Dutch post-impressionist painter named of Vincent van Gogh. This painting will not need a frame as the image extends around the edges of the canvas support.
Artist Comments: This gothic church was originally painted and made famous by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1890. Van Gogh’s church is located in Auvers, France. I wanted to do my own rendition of this lovely church and the results of that desire are what you see here. You can find out more about Van Gogh’s painting of this church on Wikipedia: The Church at Auvers.
Although our styles are vastly different, Van Gogh is a favorite painter of mine. I love much of his work, from that vase of sunflowers to this old church in the village where he lived before his death. Many of his oil paintings were characterized by bold, dramatic colors emphasized by impulsive and expressive brushwork. He painted landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits.
According to Wikipedia, Van Gogh is considered among the “most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.” He painted around 860 oil paintings and many of these were painted during the last two years of his life. He died at age 37 by a self inflicted wound. You can read more about Van Gogh here.
Artist Comments: The Grand Teton Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the U.S. Located in northwestern Wyoming, this mountain range is the central feature of Grand Teton National Park. Several years ago I had opportunity to visit this park and was awed by the stunning mountain scenery.
Artist Comments: This painting is second in a series of Holy Land paintings featuring the Garden Tomb. The famous tomb is located in the Garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem and is considered by many Christians to be the actual burial and resurrection place of Jesus the Christ after His crucifixion at Golgotha, the place of the skull, rather than the famous Church of The Holy Sepulchre.
Many believe this to be the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus because it so clearly fits the description described in each of the Gospel accounts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Purchasing Information $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.
For more information about Monument Valley visit here.
Artist Comments: Currituck Beach Lighthouse is located at Whale Head Bay in Corolla, North Carolina on the northern end of the “Outer Banks”. Its distinct unpainted natural red brick appearance is in contrast with fellow lighthouses along the North Carolina coast which are painted in striking black and white. Built in 1875, it is still used today to light the dark stretches of the southern Atlantic coastline. Annually the lighthouse welcomes an average of 185,000 visitors and we were among them.
One summer my husband and I loaded up the kids and headed off for the Outer Banks to discover the lighthouses we’d heard so much about. We lived in Virginia at the time and was only two hours away from the OBX (Outer Banks). Currituck Lighthouse was our first stop and the favorite of all the lighthouses we visited that fun filled weekend. We were excited to discover that visitors can climb its 220 steps to the top and look at the spectacular view. We’ve been back to this lighthouse several times since that first trip and we always enjoy seeing this it over and over again.
Some Interesting Facts About Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Year beacon first lit: 1875
Number of steps: 220
Height to focal plane of lens: 158 feet
Height to top of roof: 162 feet
Number of bricks: approximately one million
Thickness of wall at base: 5 feet 8 inches
Thickness of wall at parapet: 3 feet
Position: 34 miles south of the Cape Henry Lighthouse (VA)
32 1/2 miles north-northwest of Bodie Island Lighthouse
Coast Survey Chart: 36° 22’36” N latitude, 75° 49’51” W longitude
Artist Comments: This painting was a fun one to do. At first it appears to be a bit surreal which is not the genre of art that I normally do. I’m a realist painter and in my work I strive to represent the world as it actually appears. This painting is actually a landscape and was painted from an actual photograph that was taken in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Africa. It depicts camelthorn trees with a sand dune rising in the background. The sand dune is bathed in orange by the effects of a rising sun. The trees are in shadow from another nearby dune. Some believe these trees have been dead for hundreds of years and that their failure to decompose is because the desert is so arid.