Happy Accident

Jan 9, 2016 | Artwork, Inspiration

On why I want lots of happy accident in 2016: With the arrival of the new year, I decided to take a look through some of my older work that I brought with me when I moved from Manhattan to Rome. After one of the lengthier pauses I’ve ever taken from painting on a regular ...

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Notes from the Studio: On the End of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 | Artwork, Inspiration

I’ve been spending more time in the studio lately. That’s probably why I came to the realization that the process of making a painting could be compared to the cycle of a year from beginning to end. In this case, the end of 2015. At the start, you have a blank canvas and lots of ...

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Going Home

Dec 16, 2015 | Inspiration, Nature, Travels

  I’m not angling to turn this into a travel blog but I do have travel on my mind as I’ve done a lot of it over the past few months, so here we are again. Last week I talked about traveling to new places. That led me to think about another trip I’ve recently ...

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Have you ever traveled to a place that made you feel like you’ve been given a new set of eyes ?, Or which proved that sometimes things can actually be as beautiful as you thought they would be ? That’s how I felt when my husband and I spent two weeks in Japan this past ...

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Mar 20, 2015 | Artwork, Palette

This painting is titled Celosia because it depicts three Celosia Cristata stems. The flower is more commonly known as Cockscomb and it’s one of my favorites; a unique flower with a somewhat silly name. Their form and texture looks like a folded up piece of pile-on-pile velvet and it usually comes in strong tones of ...

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Still life in Violet

Jan 20, 2015 | Artwork, Palette

My focus has been on working with flowers in recent years but it’s been feeling like time to revisit my paints and palette. Still life in Violet is the result of one of my first attempts to do just that. Painting has always been about oil paints for me but for now I’ve made the ...

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Rome’s Giardino delle Rose

Sep 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy

I took this photo in a place I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. It’s the Roseto di Roma or  Rome’s Giardino delle Rose. It’s a garden here in Rome that is home to 1,100 varieties of roses. It’s only open in the Spring and it’s always best to double check opening hours and ...

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From the Garden 

Aug 26, 2014 | Nature

  A shot from the garden: I found these tiny, beautiful spheres while taking a walk through the garden this morning to see what was new.

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A Month of Flowers, Part 4

Jul 17, 2014 | Flowers

A Month of Flowers, Part 4, includes one design that is composed entirely of dead flowers. I’ve always had a fascination with dried flowers and find them to be really beautiful in their own right.  The idea of experimenting with dried flowers has interested me for some time now and I’d like to continue to ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 3

Jul 16, 2014 | Flowers

Here we are at part 3 of my month of flowers. I’ve continued with the themes I mentioned in previous posts, such as combining wild flowers with cultivated ones, but I’ve also been really attracted to combining different textures and playing with how to tie them together with the rest of the elements in an ...

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