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Walking in the rain can be fun, especially if it is warm. At my last art fair, the forecast was for rain. People were prepared so they brought umbrellas. This painting was fun, especially the expression of the little girl, who is getting wet, even though she brought an umbrella, which she is carrying, unopened.

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March is one of my favorite months, and not just because it is my birthday. The world is waking up from it’s long winter nap. It is generally perfect temperature wise. Flowers are blooming, grass is greening. It is a great time to be outside. This is a painting of my oldest 2 girls flying […]

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When a couple from our church decided to get married, I painted this as their wedding present. They were married in the Columbia, South Carolina temple. In our church, we believe that a marriage in the temple can be for eternity and not just til death.  I loved painting the overcast skies, and of course, […]

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I am always happy to have a commission. They are a challenge, and can lead to paintings that stretch my repertoire. This is a fun commission. A father hired me to paint his daughter’s favorite pub. We decided to do a twilight scene. This pub is in the cool town of Sylva, NC.

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    My Sister in Law recently made  a new start in her life.  After years of nomadic life with the military, she settled down in  a place she plans on staying and bought a beautiful home for her children to grow up in. This new home holds all the dreams and potential memories for […]

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I love to drive around exploring. It is always fun to find magical places.  This is one of them. It is Story Inn. When I first saw it, i felt it should be in a fantasy story.  It looks like it grew right out of the woods.  It also reminds me of the movie “Big […]

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Family time is the best time.  I love all of the memories made together.  Family should be your best friends, there for you whether you like it or not.  These relationships are built when we do things together, whether it be work or fun. This is a family on a vacation together. I love the […]

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As I was listening to my friend’s new album. One of the songs was upbeat and happy.  I tried to channel the rhythm in creating this painting.  There was an overarching tonal thing going on, with some sweet pure notes sprinkled through it as a contrast. Very nice!

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I have a friend that is a very talented musician. He spoke with me about doing an album cover for him.  This is one of the ideas we talked about for the cover.  It is a fun picture of aliens grooving through space.  Lots of fun to paint!

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