A 'home' at Trackside

I was recently invited to display some of my artwork at Trackside Studios, in Asheville's River Arts District, joining an eclectic blend of 24+ artists in virtually every medium, from pen-and-ink, watercolors and oils, to fabric and metal sculptures. With the help of my husband, Mike, we were able to hang 21 paintings in a very accessible spot with great lighting.


Trackside Studios is at 375 Depot St., toward the south end of the River Arts District (of which I'm now a member), and is open Thursdays-Mondays 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more about RAD and Trackside, visit their websites: https://www.riverartsdistrict.com/ and  http://www.tracksidestudios375.com/

'Hope' in virtual exhibit

Glad my recent painting 'Hope' was accepted as part of a virtual exhibit called 'Pandemic Art,' at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens in Ormond Beach, FL. Visit its website to see an amazing variety of media, all with a similar theme...


A Painting's 'Course'

I recently saw the enlarged print of my painting "Course of Nature" near Mission Hospital's ER in the hospital's new tower in Asheville, NC.

The building showcases artwork from 160 local and regional artists.

The original oil painting is 22" x 28," and was inspired by a photo taken by photographer Jack Ollis.

​​The 630,000-square-foot, $400 million medical facility has artwork on display on all 5 floors (4, 6, 7, 8 and 9), each based on five earthly elements -- earth, wood, water, metals and air.

And the lobby includes view screens that offer information about the artists.

To see this painting, as well as all of my art, just click on "home page."

A 'Triple-Play'

My art was part of three exhibits through September 2019:

-- "Storm Surge" (right) was selected for the national juried exhibit "Landscapes & Seascapes" at 311 Gallery (http://311gallery.com) in downtown Raleigh;

-- "Cub Scout" (below, left) was part of the eclectic 2-dimensional exhibit "ALL ACCESS AVL" held by the Asheville Area Arts Council (https://ashevillearts.com) at The Refinery in Asheville, NC;

-- 30 of my paintings were on display at Jubilee! Community, also in Asheville (below, right).

I'm so honored to have been selected to participate at these venues, and hope you'll continue support their efforts if you're in the region.

Inspiration Makes Headlines

For "Course of Nature," I drew inspiration from an image captured by noted photographer Jack Ollis -- and the editor of the Black Mountain (NC) News was so intrigued that he published a photo of both the painting and the original photograph in January 2018... And that story was re-published in the larger Asheville Citizen-Times a few days later!

'Emerging Artists': March 2018

On March 11, 2018, the annual "Emerging Artists" exhibit at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts opened, and I was privileged to have one of my recent works, 'Lily Luminaria,' selected for display.

'Emerging Artists': March 2017

On March 12, 2017, Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosted its annual 'Emerging Artists' exhibit - a month-long opportunity for people to enjoy the works of students participating in classes led by renowned wildlife artist Bob Travers...

At left, my friend Regina Webster and I, alongside 'Wide Awake,' one of two paintings chosen for the exhibit - which caught the eye of a patron (above). At right is 'Sea Change,' another crowd favorite.

Jubilee! Community, September, 2017...

Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017...

I was chosen (again!) as the Featured Artist for the month of September 2017 at Jubilee! Community Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. The free exhibit - in the Hospitality Room just inside the entrance - was open to the public weekdays and four Sundays (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24).

I renewed my pledge to donate 10 percent of all sales proceeds to Jubilee! and 20% to relief efforts for victims (human and animal) of hurricanes Harvey and Irma...

Both before and after the two celebrations, many people stopped to view my works, and some paintings were given a 'thumbs up' by other artists.

Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017...
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017...

The second Sunday of the month-long exhibit saw interests in several "groupings" of paintings, ranging from colorful seasons and thought-provoking renderings, to the links between heaven and Earth.

Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017: Opening Day

On opening Sunday, my newer works seemed to draw as much attention as previous paintings. Several complimented my "use of light and shadows" in many creations.

Asheville Exhibit: Sept. 4-25, 2016

I was joined by friend Martha Little for a month-long exhibit in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community in downtown Asheville. Here's a look at some of the highlights...

Sept. 11: 'Second Chance Sunday'
Sept. 4: Opening's a Success!
Sept. 2, 2016: Pre-Show Setup

With my friend Martha Little, after setting up our exhibits, which ran Sept. 4-25, 2016.

​We were were there following each Sunday's "celebrations" to answer any questions visitors might have.

For information about Jubilee!, visit its website (https://jubileecommunity.org) or its Facebook page.